Financial Aid

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 contact us if you have any questions or problems along the way.

Step one

Indicate on your Application for Admission that you intend to apply for financial aid.

Step two (domestic students only)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for school year 2022–23 to determine your eligibility for federal student aid (Pell grants, Direct Loans, Federal Work Study, etc.). List Reed's school code: 003217. The 2022–23 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2021.

Step three

Complete the CSS Profile application for the 2022-23 school year through the College Board. The CSS Profile is used to determine your eligibility for Reed's institutional funding. When you complete the Profile, list Reed College's code: 4654. If your biological parents are not married to each other, each parent will need to complete a separate Profile. The 2022-23 CSS Profile is available beginning October 1, 2021.

Step four (domestic students only)

After completing the CSS Profile application, you will receive an email from College Board's IDOC service. Follow the directions in the email to upload certain 2020 tax documents to their secure site.

Financial Aid Deadlines For Prospective Students

  File the 2022–23 PROFILE (all biological/adoptive parents, regardless of current marital status) by: File the 2022-23 FAFSA (domestic students only) by: Upload student & parent 2020 federal tax forms & W-2s & Verification Worksheet (domestic students only) with IDOC by:
Early Decision I November 15 November 15 November 22
Early Action November 15 November 15 November 22
Early Decision II December 20 December 20 December 27
Regular Freshman January 15 January 15 January 22
Transfer March 1 March 1 March 8