Listen up, because I am sick of correcting this:
Reed College creates financial packages that meet the full need
of every student they admit.
The average financial aid package is $32,154 (source
The college itself gives out some pretty big grants and limits the amount of loans it asks people to take on; some kids get their entire Reed education for free as a present from the college, essentially (source
Admission at Reed is not need-blind, so sometimes they don't admit kids because they can't afford to give them enough aid.
You can bring scholarships with you from outside. For instance, if you get a scholarship via being a National Merit Scholar you can apply that money toward your Reed education.
About half of all Reed students are on financial aid. Others are on scholarships from outside Reed but not on financial aid.
What does that mean?
It means that about half of all Reed students are not the rich bitches you think.
I am happy if you want to tell me that Reedies have a sense of entitlement (a lot of them do) or tell me about your bad experiences with Reedies (I'm sorry if you've had them) or tell me I'm not as smart as I think I am (what-ever
) or even tell me that you once knew a Reed student who had more money than Midas (I believe it) but please stop this stupid "all Reed students are rich, go cry to mommy and daddy for money" thing. Most Reed students are stretching their family's finances to the limit in order to attend Reed, even the ones who don't get financial aid. And you just look like an asshole when you tell someone who's scraping to make ends meet that you have no sympathy for them because they're so rich.