Financial Aid

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Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, Reed College will participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program.  This change means that Reed students will borrow Stafford loans directly through the U.S. Department of Education, rather than through private lenders participating in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program.  To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program homepage.

Application Instructions

1. Sign a Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at  If you need assistance completing the MPN, call the Direct Loan Origination Center at 1-800-557-7394.

2. Complete and return the Direct Stafford Loan confirmation form to the financial aid office.

3. Complete Direct Stafford Loan entrance counseling.

For more information, download the Direct Stafford Loan information sheet.