Please note that Student Charge Accounts are different from Web Accounts and no information is shared between the two accounts. The Student Charge Account allows you to charge both your in-store and online bookstore purchases and you will be billed at the end of each month. The Web Account is necessary for our e-commerce provider to process your web transactions regardless of your payment method. Thus, if you want to use your Student Charge Account to pay for web purchases, you need to fill out this form as well as set up your web account when you check out for the first time.
The following terms and conditions apply to your Student Charge Account with the Reed College Bookstore. Your submission of this form implies agreement to our terms and conditions, so please read the following information with care.
The account can function either as a charge account with monthly billing or a debit account, if you choose to make an initial deposit. The students' Reed ID cards are encoded with their account information and the students are required to present their card to the cashier when charging purchases to their account.
Billing statements are issued at the end of each month. Accounts may be set up for billing to go directly to the student, a parent, or other responsible party. Full payment within 30 days is expected, although the bookstore is willing to negotiate a payment plan of partial payments over the course of the semester. We accept checks, cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) at the bookstore, and online payments through the "Pay Your Bookstore Account" link on our website bookstore.reed.edu.
Bookstore bills are printed on blue paper, to distinguish them from other Reed college billings, and payments should be addressed to the Reed College Bookstore. Statements show any balance forward plus open items for the current month, without purchase detail. Copies of the itemized cash register receipts go to the customer at the time of sale, so if a parent would like to see what items were bought, we encourage the student to send copies of their receipts to the parent (students are required to have their receipts for returns or exchanges). If there is any unused money left in the account at the end of an academic year, a refund may be requested.
Charge account privileges may be suspended and/or permanently revoked at the discretion of the bookstore accountant on accounts that are past due. Accounts which become 60 days past due without any payment will be suspended until they are brought current. Accounts which reach 90 days past due will be permanently closed, and the account balance will be transferred to the student's tuition account.
To sign up for a student account, please fill out and submit the form below.
By submitting this form, I am indicating that I have read and understand and agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.