Veterans Education Benefits

Reed College recognizes your service to our country and is committed to supporting you and providing you with an exceptional academic experience.

To begin the processing of your VA educational benefits, please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) through our secure document portal.

You may be eligible for education benefits through numerous GI Bill® programs. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) directly at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the GI Bill® site to determine your benefit eligibility. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Once a student has begun using VA education benefits, they will automatically be certified each term provided the student remains in good academic standing and continues to make satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Reed College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate which the VA will cover. 

Through our agreement with the VA, Reed will provide institutional Yellow Ribbon matching funds for up to 15 qualified undergraduate students per year. Eligibility is determined on a first come, first served basis. These will be granted on a first come/first served basis. If you qualify for the program, please contact Anna Hitchcock in the Reed College Financial Aid Office to determine if space is available in the program.

Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

As required by the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, we are providing students using VA benefits with the following information:

For the 2023-24 academic year - 

Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs.

Estimated cost of living on campus is $16,820 and off campus is $12,690. 

Amount of your costs that are covered by VA Education Benefits. These amounts vary per student and each student is notified individually.

Other types of federal financial aid not administered by VA that is offered by Reed that you may be qualified to receive.

Estimated amount of student loan debt that you would have upon graduation. The average loan indebtedness upon graduation is $23,822 (2020-2021 graduates); however the majority of VA benefit recipients graduate from Reed with no or minimal debt.

Information regarding graduation rates.

Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits. Military transfer credits are evaluated based on the same policy.

Information to facilitate comparison about aid packages offered by different educational institutions:

Please reach out to Anna Hitchcock in the Reed College Financial Aid Office. Anna is Reed’s designated staff member to offer students receiving VA benefits assistance with academic counseling, financial counseling, disability services, and other information regarding your Reed education.