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Tamerlan Tsarnaev received over $5K in public education aid

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- State officials say the marathon bomber killed in a shootout with police on April 18 received over $5,000 in public education aid.

An itemized list released by Secretary of Education Matthew H. Malone Tuesday shows that Tamerlan Tsarnaev received a total of $5,566 in aid while he attended two Mass. community colleges. Tsarnaev received the financial aid between 2006 and 2008.

The education department did not release details about any financial aid received by the bomber number two, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The teen was a sophomore at UMass Dartmouth and was seen on campus in the days after the bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev became a U.S. citizen in the fall of 2011. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was not a citizen.

Details of the 26-year-old's student aid were released hours after the Boston Herald reported the bombing suspects and their family benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance, including cash, food stamps, and Section 8 housing, from 2002 to 2012.

Here is the complete list of education aid received by the elder Tsarnaev:
 
From fall 2006 to fall 2007:

- A total of $2,532 in Federal Pell Grant funds to attend Bunker Hill Community College
- A total of $1,100 in Cash (ACCESS) Grants funds to attend Bunker Hill Community College
- A total of $288 in Tuition Waivers to attend Bunker Hill Community College
- A total of $400 in Part-Time Grants to attend Bunker Hill Community College

In spring 2008:

- $1,000 in Federal College Work Study funds while attending Mass Bay Community College
- $246 in Federal Pell Grant funds to attend Mass Bay Community College

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