Billing Basics and Due Dates
Electronic bills (e-bills) are the official means of distributing student account statements. These billing statements are emailed to you at your Reed email address and additionally to any other party for which you have provided an email address in the Billing Information and Release Form. You may list up to two additional recipients aside from yourself. The first billing for fall’s tuition and fees is emailed mid-July; for spring semester, it is sent the first week of December. Monthly bills for student account charges are due and payable within 30 days of billing.
Semester and monthly student account e-bill notifications will come from email@example.com (an un-monitored email). To ensure you receive these important notices, please make sure you add this address to your safe senders list. Also, this is a no-reply email, if you have questions regarding your bills or other questions pertaining to your student account, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You (the student) are responsible for meeting all payment deadlines. Failure to do so may prevent you from enrolling and participating in course pre-registration. Diplomas, grades and transcripts may also be withheld until the student's account has been settled.
The Statement of Financial Responsibility must be accepted in IRIS (the Integrated Reed Information System) before registering. This statement outlines your personal responsibility as an account holder at Reed College.
What is a Student Account?
The college maintains a single account (student account) for each student where the following charges, as applicable, are billed:
- Room and board fees
- Student body fee
- Health insurance (Students will be billed for health insurance, and if a waiver is submitted; an offsetting credit will be applied on the account.)
- Tuition insurance (Students will be billed for tuition insurance, and if a waiver is submitted; an offsetting credit will be applied on the account.)
- Bookstore charges that are past due or when accounts have been closed
- Laser printing charges
- Health center fees
- Outdoor trip and other sports center class fees
- Orientation trip fees
- Music lessons
- Replacement ID
- Fines (library, AV, parking citations, etc.)
- Damage charges (dorm room, lost keys, etc.)
The account is credited, as applicable, for the following:
- Personal payments (cash, checks, E-Checks, wire transfers, monthly payment plans)
- Financial aid (Reed-based scholarships and federal student loans)
- Health insurance waiver
- Tuition insurance waiver
- Other payment sources (e.g. parent and student alternative loans, college savings plans and scholarships from outside Reed)
- Fine reversals or corrections
Discuss with your parent or guardian strategies for sharing financial information before you come to Reed. As part of that discussion, determine where your bills should be sent and who may have access to your financial records.
The Billing Information and Release Form (is available in IRIS) authorizes specific people to receive bills from the college and also serves as a release of financial information regarding your tuition account to people you specify. You may also want to grant them online access, which is a separate process. This form must be completed each year so that names, addresses, and emails are kept up to date. You must complete this authorization in order for the business office to send an e-bill and to release detailed information about your student account to parents, family members, trustees, or banks. We will not be able to release specific information over the phone or in writing to anyone who is not authorized in writing by you, the student.
Please complete this form online in IRIS.
When are Bills Sent and When are They Due?
Semester bills: Tuition and fees are assessed twice a year and billed via email in mid-July for fall semester and the beginning of December for spring semester, with specified due dates.
Tuition, fees, room, and board, less approved/accepted financial aid awards and established monthly payment plan option credits, are due by the payment due date.
A late fee of $50 may be charged on all student accounts not paid by the due date. You should allow at least 10-14 days for mailing time or pay online in student account center.
- SEMESTER PAYMENT DUE DATES
- Fall 2022: August 12, 2022
- Spring 2023: January 6, 2023
Monthly bills: During the academic year, the business office will also make billing statements available around the 10th of each month, reflecting miscellaneous charges, such as: library fines, laser printing, orientation trips, music lessons, and fines for lost keys. Payment of the total amount is due within 30 days. If you have a delinquent account, your registration may be placed on hold, you may not have access to your transcripts, and may have your library, printing, and other privileges suspended. Unpaid balances may be turned over to a collection agency. If this occurs, the student is responsible for all costs and attorney fees incurred in the collection process.
View your Student Account Online
If somebody is assisting you with the financial aspect of your Reed College education, you may wish to grant that person authorized user access to manage your student account online.