Here is my story. I am an international student intending to pursue a PhD program in Australia. I have found a potential supervisor. I showed him lots of enthusiasm about how I really wanted to work with him. He agreed to supervise me and encouraged me to apply for a university scholarship, and I did. The result will be out in a month.
However, recently, my family has gone into a financial problem. It probably makes it impossible for me to do research there without financial assistance. He won an Australian Research Council grant last year.
Should I inform him about my financial situation before I receive the result? Should I ask him about potential sources of money to cover my living costs, e.g., RAship?