Reed College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program. Students and parents borrow loans directly through the U.S. Department of Education, rather than through private lenders. To learn more about these loan programs, visit StudentLoans.gov.
- Apply for a Direct Loan for students
- Apply for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan
- Loan History
- Direct Loan Repayment
- Direct Loan Consolidation
The Direct Loan is for students, to assist them in meeting their educational costs.
- Accept your loan(s) on Banner Self-Service.
- New borrowers sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov.
- New borrowers complete Direct Loan entrance counseling.
If you need assistance completing the MPN or entrance counseling, call the Direct Loan Origination Center at 1-800-557-7394.
The Direct Parent PLUS Loan is for parents, to assist them in meeting the educational costs for their dependent student.
- Complete the PLUS Request Process at StudentLoans.gov.
- New borrowers sign a Direct Parent PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov.
If you need assistance completing the PLUS Request Process or the MPN, call the Direct Loan Origination Center at 1-800-557-7394.
The National Student Loan Data System displays information on your federal loans amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses and disbursements. You can access your loan information on this site with the same PIN that you used to sign your FAFSA.
For information on repaying your Direct Loans, visit the Direct Loan Servicing homepage.
A Federal Direct Consolidation Loan allows you to combine one or more of your federal education loans into a new loan that offers you several advantages such as one monthly payment, flexible repayment options, and reduced monthly payments.
For more information, call 1-800-557-7392 or visit the Direct Loan Consolidation homepage.