The tweet was taken down about an hour after it appeared.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for anyone seeking financial aid from US colleges and tens of millions of students and parents fill one out online every year. The FAFSA offices were closed late Tuesday but the tweet did come from the agency’s official Twitter account. Twitter followers were not amused.
@FAFSA not everyone who completes a FAFSA is poor and mocking those who are at or below FPL is tasteless, offensive, and ignorant.— Kristen C.-Kappus (@kckappus) June 25, 2014
Along with deleting your tweet, you need to apologize to those that you offended that use this tool to try and better themselves @FAFSA.— Cody Conners (@gosutrolling) June 25, 2014
Being a broke college student funny to y’all? My tens of thousands of dollars in debt so I could get an education a joke? @FAFSA— Gino Corleone (@GinoTheGhost) June 25, 2014
Do you find the tweet offensive or funny?