Financial Aid

Welcome to the Reed College Office of Financial Aid

Reed seeks to make a college education affordable and accessible to all admitted students, regardless of family financial circumstances.

Through our generous financial aid program, we meet 100 percent of demonstrated need with various types of aid for all admitted students for all four years. Financial aid is awarded exclusively on the basis of need as determined by the CSS Profile and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We believe that a Reed College education is a worthwhile investment and understand that funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family. We also know that applying for and understanding financial aid can be a confusing process. The financial aid staff is committed to working with you to navigate this process. We are here to help.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines 2024–25

November 1 (Extended to November 15) 2023
Early Decision I & Early Action

December 20, 2023
Early Decision II

January 15, 2024
Regular Decision

April 15, 2024
Continuing Students

Continuing Students

Financial aid awards for the 2024–25 year will be released after spring semester grades and class standings are finalized and 2024–25 housing decisions become available.

Awards will be released starting in mid-June (for students who met the April 15 priority deadline) and continuing through July. Students will be notified via email when their awards are ready to view and accept in Banner Self-Service.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Suppplemental Appropriations (CRSSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act each provided funding to institutions of higher education through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Higher Ed Emergency Relief Funds


Federal Loan Payment Pause Ends

The U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 relief for student loans has ended; interest resumed on September 1, 2023, and payments were due starting in October.

Visit our Loan Repayment page for information and resources to help borrowers.