When I was an international student at a local US community college, I realised that it was not only the cost of my tuition but also my books and art supplies that were going to be a challenge. International students do not receive any financial assistance. I was able to buy second hand text books and did a bit of research to find a reasonably priced store for my art supplies. I was also not allowed to work for extra money because that would have violated my visa conditions as a foreign student.
Any advice to a student studying abroad is appreciated and welcomed.