01/31/2013 08:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' Parodied by College Students (For a Good Cause)

Sometimes, humor sells. It did for Seattle, WA rapper Macklemore. His single, "Thrift Shop," which shares the joys of finding great (thrift store) clothing for a cheap price, recently went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.

If thrift-shopping isn't your thing, a group of college students are hoping to bring that same joy to filling out the FAFSA -- a financial aid form for current and prospective college students. Think there's nothing fun about filling out financial aid forms for college?

University of Washington students working for The Dream Project put together a parody of Macklemore's chart-topping song. In their version, they tout the benefits of filling out the FAFSA and meeting the deadline.

We think these students give Macklemore a run for his money.

And don't forget to encourage every student you know to fill out the FAFSA. Visit the FAFSA website, or the website for the college you hope to attend, to view state- and college-specific deadlines.

This post was written by Amie Newman. She is a communications officer and editor for Impatient Optimists, at the foundation.

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