The Office of Federal Student Aid apologized and deleted a tweet from its account Tuesday night that referenced the film "Bridesmaids."
"If this is you," the tweet continued, "Then you better fill out your FAFSA," referring to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The tweet was quickly deleted after receiving blowback from some on Twitter and an apology was issued.
We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We're very sorry.— Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) June 25, 2014
Federal Student Aid gives out $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study for college students every year, making it the largest U.S. provider of financial aid. The application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is next Monday.
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) scolded the Department of Education in a tweet Wednesday morning.