How to Apply for Financial Aid
Staff members in Reed's financial aid office are here to help you complete the process of applying for financial aid with as little confusion and stress as possible.
Please connect with us if you have any questions or problems along the way.
Indicate on your application for Admission that you intend to apply for financial aid.
Complete the CSS Profile application for the 2024-25 school year through the College Board.
The CSS Profile is used to determine your eligibility for Reed's institutional funding. Reed's school code: 4654. If your biological parents are divorced, separated, or unmarried and living in separate households, each parent will need to complete a separate CSS Profile. The 2024-25 CSS Profile is available beginning October 1, 2023.
Step three (domestic students only)
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for school year 2024-25.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal student aid (Pell grants, Direct Loans, Federal Work Study, etc.). Reed's school code: 003217.
Due to significant changes to the FAFSA, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until sometime in December 2023. Reed will estimate your eligibility for federal and state aid programs based on the CSS Profile. The FAFSA will be required, once available, to finalize aid eligibility.
Step four (domestic students only)
Submit documents through the College Board's IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service).
After completing the CSS Profile application, you will receive an email from College Board with instructions for accessing your IDOC portal. Follow the directions in the email to upload certain 2022 tax documents to their secure site.
Financial Aid Deadlines For Prospective Students
|File the 2024–25 CSS Profile (all biological/adoptive parents, regardless of current marital status) by:||File the 2024-25 FAFSA (domestic students only) by:||Upload student & parent 2022 federal tax forms & W-2s & Verification Worksheet (domestic students only) with IDOC by:|
|Early Decision I||November 15||January 15*||November 22|
|Early Action||November 15||January 15*||November 22|
|Early Decision II||December 20||January 15*||December 27|
|Regular Freshman||January 15||January 15||January 22|
|Transfer||March 1||March 1||March 8|
*Due to significant changes to the FAFSA, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until some time in December, 2023. Reed will estimate your eligibility for federal and state aid programs based on the CSS Profile. The FAFSA will be required -- once available -- to finalize aid eligibility.