Help em understand this...CSS and Fafsa

<p>Does filling these two forms out have anything to do with recieving scholarship money, or is it just loans?</p>

<p>They are for need based financial aid which can be grants (which do not have to be paid back), loans and work study. Even if you do not turn out to have need FAFSA is required for unsubsidized Stafford loans.</p>

<p>Scholarships are merit based awards. However I have read that some schools want FAFSA and/or CSS for consideration for any aid including merit.</p>

<p>Play it safe and fill them out and submit them.</p>