Admission

Costs & Financial Aid

Reed meets 100 percent of the demonstrated need of all admitted students, international or domestic, for all four years. Scholarships, grants, employment opportunities, and loans are all part of Reed's financial aid program. 

Reed College student in bookstore

Like most colleges, Reed uses a nationally standardized need-analysis formula to arrive at a family’s expected contribution. Reed has partnered with the College Board to offer a Net Price Calculator—a tool that will allow you to estimate your college expenses and eligibility for financial aid from Reed.

Use Reed's Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator will give you an idea of your expected family contribution (EFC) and of your eligibility for financial aid. While your EFC and aid eligibility at Reed may vary from the results of the calculator due to the use of estimated or incomplete family financial information, the result will give you a starting place to begin thinking and talking about college costs.

Tuition & Fees

2014–15 Cost of Attendance
$47,500 tuition (direct cost)
$260 fees (direct cost)
$12,200 on-campus room and board (direct cost)
$1,050 books and supplies (indirect cost)
$900 personal expenses (indirect cost)
$200–$2,000 transportation (indirect cost)

Applying for Aid

  • 50%Percentage of Reed students receiving need-based aid
    (2013–14)
  • $41,715Average financial aid package
    (2013–14)
  • $20,079Average TOTAL debt for a Reed graduate (2013)

To apply for aid at Reed as a domestic student, your family will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service PROFILE (CSS PROFILE).

If you are a non–US citizen and plan to apply for financial aid from the college, you must complete the College Scholarship Service PROFILE (CSS PROFILE). For information about the CSS PROFILE, visit the College Board's website. Students who submit a letter of financial hardship from their school counselor to the financial aid office may also receive a waiver for the cost of the PROFILE.

If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you must submit a photocopy of your Permanent Resident Card (I-551) with your application. Permanent residents who wish to apply for financial aid must follow the application process for domestic students, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service PROFILE (CSS PROFILE).

Detailed instructions are available on Reed's financial aid website.

Understanding Your Aid Award

A Reed financial aid award usually includes grants, a loan, and a campus job. Institutional grants, which do not have to be repaid, make up the majority of grant assistance at Reed. Financial aid packages at Reed usually include a student loan. A student loan may be a recommended Direct Loan, a Federal Perkins Loan, or a combination of both. Campus jobs are available both on campus and off campus for Reed students. Both on- and off-campus opportunities include regular student employment and federal work-study (FWS) employment.

Financial Aid Deadlines

  Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Transfer
File the 2014–15 PROFILE and, if applicable, the Noncustodial PROFILE November 1 December 1 February 1 March 1
File the 2014–15 FAFSA February 1 February 1 February 1  
File Student and Parent 2013 Federal Tax Forms, W-2s and Verification Worksheet April 15