We have a high school senior friend living with us who we are helping navigate college costs. He’s been with us since he turned 18. His parents have so far refused to file the FAFSA. A state scholarship he already qualified for is only available to him if they file a FAFSA for his freshman year.
Is there anything that mandates parents do this? The state scholarship office told me it was a federal law for parents to provide the info until the student was 24, but the university isn’t offering any info that agrees with that?
Is there anything out there forcing a parent to file a fafsa?