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The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
Actually, he might still qualify, depending on the scholarship. Each school has a "cost of attendance" that includes tuition, books, room & board, etc. If the scholarship only covers tuition, you might still be eligible for a pell grant, depending on your income.
Generally, financial aid offices take the cost of attendance - the expected family contribution (from the fafsa) - any scholarships and will come up with a finanical aid award package.
I'm not 100% sure though. I've had small scholarships, not full rides, but they've never caused my pell grant to be reduced. I think your best bet is to fill out the fafsa and talk with the financial aid office. They can often increase your cost of attendance if necessary for expenses they didn't include (like the laptop).
I don't know about your son specifically, but I am getting a full tuition scholarship and will still be receiving the pell grant.
Congrats to your son!
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