Business Office

The business office provides financial services for the Reed community, including students, faculty, and staff.


Student Account Center

Important information for incoming students:

  • Student Account Center is inaccessible until new students claim their Reed computer account and receive a Reed email address.
    • Instructions and a unique activation code are emailed to new students with the subject, "Getting Started".
    • Following the creation of the Reed computer account, the student will need to:
      • login into their IRIS account, Reed’s password-protected website for community members, at, 
      • click on the Student Account Center link on the IRIS home page
      • and verify their personal information. 
  • The following options for authorized users will only be available after the student takes the above steps to set up their account.
    • Authorized users' access can be obtained in two ways:
      •  the student may invite authorized users directly from the main page of Student Account Center, which will prompt an email to be sent to the authorized user to claim and set up their account, or
      • authorized users may request access to Student Account Center; these access requests must be approved by the student, and involve the student logging into their student account through the IRIS link and accepting the request. 
    • Further instructions, and links can be found on Reed's setting up authorized user webpage.
  • In Student Account Center, students and their authorized users can view the student's account, make payments, and, if desired, *set up a monthly payment plan.
    • Student Access: Student's can log into Student Account Center using the link in IRIS, Reed's password protected website for community members, at
    • Authorized User Access: Authorized users are parents or other people the student authorizes to have access to their financial data. 

Check out our student account website for more information on student account center, billing, refunds, payments and other questions regarding student accounts.

Important information & dates for students

  • Academic year 2024–25 tuition and fees have been posted to our student account website.
  • Students should discuss strategies for sharing financial information with their parent or guardian. This discussion should determine where students' bills will be sent and who may have access to financial records.
  • Fall semester bills will be emailed to students and to their authorized billing parties July 15, 2024.
  • Fall semester tuition and fee payments are due by August 16, 2024.

Tuition insurance

In fall 2024, all undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in and billed for tuition insurance unless they complete a waiver to opt out of coverage. Learn more on our Tuition Insurance webpage.

Student health insurance

Health insurance waivers, for those who waive the college plan, must be filled out each year the student is waiving coverage. The waiver is valid for the entire academic year if filled out for the fall semester.

If a student is on the Reed health insurance plan, they may print an ID card. Please select the "Print your ID Card" under the "Quick Links" selection.

Faculty & Staff

Disbursements and Purchasing Cards

Payables and reimbursements are entered into Etrieve Disbursement form for payment and are processed as received. Please see our Accounts Payable website for more information regarding paying invoices, getting reimbursed for expenditures, and documentation requirements.

Reminders: The deadline for submitting disbursement requests via Etrieve is 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for inclusion in that week's Friday check run. Disbursement requests received after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays will be paid on Friday the following week.

Per IRS guidelines, receipts for meals and entertainment must include the names of attendees and purpose of the event. Please include this information on all PCard and disbursement request receipts. Disbursement requests missing this information should be referred back to the submitter by the person approving the request. If this is missed during the approval process, the business office will refer the request back and the payment could be delayed.

More information regarding Purchasing Cards or PCards can be found on our PCard website or by contacting the PCard administrator.

Mileage Rate for Reimbursement

Effective 1/1/2024, the IRS standard mileage rate is 67 cents a mile. All requests for mileage reimbursement will be reimbursed at this rate and require documentation, via Google Maps or another mapping application, of the total miles traveled for business purposes.