FAFSA has everyone scouring their social media reports.
If you’ve attended college, you’ve possibly had to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or a FAFSA, which is basically a determined of documents requesting the government for funds to help out with tuition. Because you need to “prove” your would be required for financial assistance, “I’m telling FAFSA” became a meme aimed at addressing people flexing on Instagram and Twitter.
When high schooler @ worldwideliz_ tweeted an insanely well-produced prom video, showing off her crew’s luxury auto and elaborated attires, another Twitter user joked that FAFSA was watching.
Twitter user @_Ferrrg replied to the original clout video with the iconic GIF of rapper Birdman rubbing his hands in concern.
“FAFSA looking at this like, ” they wrote , not even tagging the Federal Student Aid history.
But the next day, FAFSA responded with a similarly suspicious GIF of a child who is presumably sipping the tea.
Twitter users rightfully freaked out, but the weave turned into a surprisingly informational pulpit for FAFSA to answer questions.
And by the way, you can stop searching over your shoulder when you’re indulgent on Twitter. Harmonizing to BuzzFeed, the Department of Education assured stressed college hopefuls that they “do not “monitor people’s[ online] activities.”
“We don’t monitor people’s activity, instead we look for opportunities to engage with our customers to inform them about federal student aid and answer their questions … employing words and GIFs, ” the Department of Education said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
Apparently, social media consumers tend to send students’ extravagant prom posts to FASFA around this time every year. Although the history generally doesn’t react, they took this opportunity to “embrace the channel’s humor.”
Keep up the prom flexes — but just know that FAFSA might respond.