Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP Chapter 1607)

HOW TO USE RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS AT CREIGHTON.

Questions?

E-mail us:
veterans@creighton.edu

Call us:
402.280.4063

You may be eligible for the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), also known as Chapter 1607, if you were a Reserve member called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency.

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Creighton University will make it as smooth as possible for you to use your REAP benefits to pursue your education at Creighton University.

Before you can receive your benefits for use at Creighton, you must:

Submit your application for admission and be accepted to Creighton

Apply for VA educational benefits

 Provide your Certificate of Eligibility (approval of benefits statement from the VA) and a Creighton Information Form to the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

 Enroll and register for classes at Creighton University

Certification Process

After the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has received your Certificate of Eligibility and Information Form and you’ve registered for classes, we will certify your enrollment with the VA. At the end of each month, you must verify your enrollment with the VA via the WAVE system. Your enrollment verification as well as Creighton’s certification triggers the VA to begin processing your applicable benefits. Your monthly benefit is paid directly to you, not to the university.  

As long as you remain continuously enrolled for subsequent semesters, we will certify your enrollment with the VA. This will be automatic unless you inform us that you do not wish to be certified for a particular course, term, and/or semester.     

Current Rates as of October 1, 2016

The VA, not Creighton, determines the amount you will receive.

Consecutive Service: 90 Days to Less Than 1 Year

Enrollment

Monthly Rate

Full time

$742.80

¾ time       

$557.10

½ time       

$371.40

Less than ½ time/more than ¼

$371.40

¼ time or less

$185.70

Consecutive Service: More Than 1 Year

Enrollment

Monthly Rate

Full time

$1,114.20

¾ time       

$835.65

½ time       

$557.10

Less than ½ time/more than ¼

$557.10

¼ time or less

$278.55

Consecutive Service: More Than 2 Years

Enrollment

Monthly Rate

Full time

$1,485.60

¾ time       

$1,114.20

½ time       

$742.80

Less than ½ time/more than ¼

$742.80

¼ time or less

$371.40

Find Out More

If you have questions or concerns about using your benefits at Creighton, please email Jennifer Austin, program coordinator in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, or call her at 402.280.4910.

For specific questions about the Reserve Educational Assistance Program, please explore the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.