Financial Aid

Financing Reed

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The Financial Aid Handbook has information for continuing Reed students.

Table of Contents

Reed's philosophy
Goals of financial aid
Major financial aid policies
Funding priorities

Application requirements
FAFSA
Profile
IRS income tax returns
W-2 and 1099 statements
Verification worksheet
Financial aid timelines
Returning after a leave of absence, medical leave of absence, or being readmitted to the college
Late applications

Determining financial need
Cost of attendance
The expected parent contribution
Student contribution
Undergraduate Independent Student Definition
Non-custodial parent contribution
Siblings in college

The financial aid package
Sources of financial assistance
Types of financial aid
Outside resources

Paying the bill
Disbursement of financial aid funds
Memo balances
Payment plans

Establishing & maintaining eligibility
Satisfactory academic progress
Underloads
Verification
Selective service
Drug convictions

Other topics
International students
Special circumstances
House advisers (HA)
Off-campus and foreign study
Withdrawals and leaves


This handbook reflects the policies and procedures in effect for the 2013-14 academic year; they may change for future years. Download a pdf of this handbook.