Please forgive me for this question, I would appreciate if I were not chewed out for asking: Is the FAFSA mandatory for all matriculating students? I did not do it for college, and I will be ineligible for need-based grants. I am not planning on taking out any loans, so I'm under the impression that I do not need to. However I would hate to find out months from now that schools need my financial information regardless. Thank you for your time and assistance!