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REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 1607)

You may qualify for these benefits if you:

  • are a Reservist or National Guard member.
  • served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, for at least 90 consecutive days.

Benefit guidelines

If you enroll full time, you will receive a monthly stipend for personal use (as of October 1, 2013) of:

  • $659.20 per month, with service of at least 90 days, but less than one year
  • $988.80 per month for service of one-two years
  • $1318.40 per month for more than two years of service

Your monthly stipend will be reduced proportionately if you enroll part time.

Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm for complete information on current rates.

Your benefit affects financial aid in the same way as scholarships or other need-based education resources. It does not affect eligibility for Federal Pell or New York State grants.

If you were eligible for a kicker under Chapter 1606, you will continue to receive the kicker through Chapter 1607.

Benefits must be used while actively drilling with the National Guard/Reserve unit. Once you leave the National Guard/Reserves, your education benefit ends.

STUDENT VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT

Students must verify their enrollment monthly by Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling 1-877-823-2378. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved educational program and must have a current benefit award to use WAVE.

Documentation required for Chapter 1607

Please submit completed forms or document copies to the Veterans Services Office, based on the description that best fits your circumstances.

If you have never applied for benefits and you are not eligible for Chapter 1606 benefits, submit:

If you have never applied and you are eligible for Chapter 1606, submit:

If you have had a one-year break in attendance at BCC, or used your benefit at another institution, or are currently certified under Chapter 1606, submit:

If you received your benefits at BCC within the last year, submit:
BCC Veteran's Educational Benefits Request Form