Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Your eligibility for financial aid is determined by subtracting your expected family contribution from your cost of attendance. The cost of attendance is what the College estimates it will cost you to attend Reed for one year. Included in the cost of attendance are your direct costs of tuition, fees, room and board (if you choose to live on campus), and indirect cost estimates for books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation.

2016-17 Cost of Attendance

$51,850 tuition (direct cost)
$300 fees (direct cost)
$13,150 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)*

*Transportation costs included in your cost of attendance are determined based on the average cost of two round trip airline tickets to your permanent state of residence. For international students, transportation costs include the average cost of one round trip airline ticket to your country of residence.

If you choose to live off campus, a standard allowance for off-campus room and board is included. The off-campus living allowance is determined by surveying students living off campus to determine the average amount that is spent on off-campus living expenses. The standard off-campus room and board allowance included in the 2016-17 cost of attendance is $11,030.

The standard off-campus board allowance ($3,060) is used for students living on campus or in the Reed College Apartments / Birchwood Apartments who do not participate in the College's board plan. Students living in the Reed College Apartments / Birchwood Apartments who participate in the College's board plan will have their cost of attendance calculated using the actual cost of the apartment and the B board plan.

Estimate Your Financial Aid

To get an estimate of how much your family will be expected to contribute toward your educational expenses for one year, use Reed's net price calculator. Your expected family contribution at Reed may vary somewhat from the results of these calculators due to institutional policies.