Skip to content

Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Veterans at UC MercedGeneral Overview

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program is a program enacted by Congress to provide benefits to memebers of the reserve components who are called or ordered to "active service" in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the president or Congress.

Basic Eligibility


The Post-9/11 GI Bill® has replaced the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) for Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty on or after September 11, 2001.  If you applied for REAP on or after November 25, 2015, you may still qualify for VA education benefits. 
Please refer to website for more information.   

Contact Information

UC Merced's Veteran Certifying Official
209-228-7641 |

Veterans Administration Educational Office

Veterans Administration Direct Deposit Information

About Call to Active Duty

See what to do if you are a member of the National Guard or Military Reserves and are called to active duty.


About the GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at