Research tuition hikes, family living, and healthcare costs before coming to the U.S. to limit financial surprises. By Reyna Gobel. Prepare for healthcare costs and work on a budget for the second year early, students recommend. Research tuition hikes, family living, and healthcare costs before coming to the U.S. to limit financial surprises. Master's degree programs offer international students more campus-based work options, grants, and scholarships than undergraduate degrees. No matter how much aid is offered, however, there are extra expenses every student should consider when budgeting. Read more...