How does financial aid work? I filled out fafsa and applied to community college?

Im eligible for pell grant of 5300 or so, so does that go right to the school, and if tuition is only about 3000 will i be able to get the rest for supplies? Does it go to school and than me or how does it work? Also if my car needs maintenece can i use that? Anyome with similar experiences please share! Thanks!
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