I remember people thought that meant Carter was going to war with Iran at the time. More likely it was to bluff Iran over the hostages.
I have a 28 year old son-in-law who was on pins and needles awaiting an answer on his Pell Grant. Apparently if one has failed to register they are unable to obtain these funds. Having no recollection of ever doing this at the Post Office in 2000 he could only assume that it had to have been part of his driver’s license application or renewal in the State of New York. He did receive the grant.
The law required those who were 26 or less to register but did not set a date for you to regster if you were older than 20.