College Students Panic Over FAFSA’s Fine Print About Registering for the DraftJanuary 6, 2020 | :
After a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed “crushing revenge” against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft — and how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service.
Hundreds of Twitter users posted messages and memes insinuating that the draft, or selective service, will be put into place within the next few months. They also suggested that college-age students would be prioritized for service.
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