For my state, the FAFSA is due tomorrow. I have yet to fill it out and not sure I am going to. My wife even got a call from my daughter's school counselor about it not being filled out. She was telling her about all the scholarships that she can't apply for unless it is filled out. My question is why is the FAFSA required for non-need based scholarships? I would understand if I were applying for government loans or grants, but for a simple one-time, $1K scholarship for a district student that is based solely on academics and extracurriculars, why do I need to fill it out. Perhaps my cynical side thinks it is just a way to control the kids. Tell them they have to do this and they blindly comply not really questioning why. They will be good little robots later in life. Thoughts?