Below is a quick snapshot of how the Department of Veterans Affairs processes Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) GI Bill® benefits and the general eligibility requirements. To fully determine your eligibility for this benefit, please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs directly at (888) 442-4551.
Complete Veterans Affairs Paperwork
Go to the VONAPP website and fill out the appropriate form (see below).
You may want to print a copy of this document for your records. To verify you have successfully submitted your form to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a confirmation number will appear on the bottom of each page of the form you print out.
Submit at Least One VA Document to the Office of Military Affairs
Once you fill out the VONAPP and submit it to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you will need to submit at least one VA document to our office to allow us to certify your enrollment. Any one document from the following list is acceptable:
Registration and Certification
Once we receive all required documentation and you have enrolled in courses, the Office of Military Affairs will submit an enrollment certification (22-1999) to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This process typically takes 3-5 business days, but may take longer during peak enrollment periods. Once your courses have been certified, you will receive an email to your Liberty email account indicating the courses and dates that were reported to the VA. On average it will take 6 weeks for the VA to process your certifications.
Once the VA has processed your enrollment certification, they will post your enrollment information on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system. We recommend that you check WAVE periodically to see when your enrollment information is made available in that system.
Complete Financial Check-In
Please remember that arrangements for the full payment of your tuition and fees must be made during the completion of your Financial Check-In. Within Financial Check-In, qualifying students have the option of using federal financial aid or payment plans.
Online students: The military payment plan is available through Financial Check-In for online students using Reserve Education Assistance Program GI Bill (Chapter 1607).
Residential students: The deferred payment plan is available through Financial Check-In for residential students using Reserve Education Assistance Program GI Bill (Chapter 1607).
Please review the information on our Financial Check-In Guide for more information.
Verify Your Enrollment on W.A.V.E.
Before the VA can release payment to you for these courses, you will need to verify your enrollment on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system in one of two ways:
Keep in mind that your enrollment information will not post on WAVE until the certification has been processed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. WAVE Verification will need to be completed on the first day of every month during the term to release the payment for the previous month.
Keep the VA Updated on Any Changes
You are required to keep the Department of Veterans Affairs updated on any changes made to your benefit. Such changes include but are not limited to:
Failure to maintain the accuracy of this information with the VA may result in delayed or denied payment from the VA.
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.