I posted this on the previous page, but it may have been missed:
Bond wrote:I believe merit and need-based scholarship evaluations are done after filing your 2011 FAFSA and tax documents. See latter pages of the PDF that was attached in your admittance email.
Ah, excellent! I missed it. Yes, I looked in the admitted students PDF and you're correct. For some reason I didn't equate "grants" and "scholarship" mentally, oops. It looks like there's no harm in sending in the information ASAP, since it's not committing you to attending, correct? It simply means you can see if you get any financial aid earlier, right?
Though it does look like Cornell is not in the habit of handing out copious aid, but it couldn't hurt to try!