FAFSA Tweets ‘Help Me, I’m Poor,’ Twitter Responds

FAFSA tweeted the meme on June 24 at 9:00 p.m.
FAFSA tweeted the meme on June 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Federal Student Aid via Twitter

Last night Federal Student Aid, a government student financial aid agency commonly known as FAFSA, tweeted a reference to the Kristen Wiig movie “Bridesmaids” depicting the actress saying “Help me, I’m poor.” While the movie is a comedy, many people on Twitter thought their use of the meme was anything but laughable.

FAFSA forms are lengthy applications most colleges and universities require for students to receive financial aid. The agency deleted the tweet and apologized a few hours after it was posted, but many had already screenshot it and replied:

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The deadline to submit a FAFSA for the 2014-2015 school year is midnight (central time) on June 30.