Collge admissions, are you required to fill out the FAFSA?

What if you simply don't want loans or need based grants?

(It's a matter of self-religion - against loans or government handouts of any kind).

"If you can't save for something - you shouldn't be buying it"

Will a top rated state school demand to see this form?

Merit scholarships would be ok.

But that would have nothing to do with income in any way right?

College fund is locked away.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Some (few) colleges (mostly private colleges) do require all applicants to file the FAFSA.

    A few public universities are starting to require that all applicants to fill it out in part so that they can be certain to offer financial aid to all eligible students (some studies have shown that as many as 26% of students who are eligible for some form of financial aid aren't getting it). There are also studies that show that unmet financial need is a major reason that students fail to complete their degree programs. So universities that do this are trying to find ways to help students who may not realize that they are eligible for financial aid.

    Just because you fill out and submit the FAFSA form, does not obligate you to accept any kind of financial aid that you do not want.

    Your choices are: (1) don't apply to the colleges that require all applicants to submit it, or (2) go ahead and submit it, but don't accept any financial aid that you don't want.

    A college can require you to submit the FAFSA form, but it can't require you to accept financial aid.

    Source(s): I currently work in the administrative unit of a large State University
  • 1 decade ago

    If you can afford the costs,you do not have to take out loans or apply for assistance.

    That would free up money to help those that need help with costs.

    There is a small tax advantage to paying your educational costs out of pocket also.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    FAFSA is only for those who need financial aid. If you don't need financial aid or anything like that and are paying out of pocket, then that's fine.

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