Using Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) Scholarship to Pay Your Tuition
Upon your report to Richland College, you should follow these steps in order to use your SACM scholarship:
Register for ESOL / AECI classes at the Multicultural Center (MC) by the deadline of the session/semester in which you will enroll (ask Multicultural Center Advisors about the deadlines)
Business Services will teach the student how to set up a Higher One account. This is needed to get money.
Every time you register (including schedule change add/drop) for your classes, you must contact Clay or Rosalia at Business Services FIRST to make sure that your financial guarantee letter is still valid.
The student is fully responsible for tracking/updating the financial guarantee. If you need to renew your financial guarantee, submit "Financial Letter Request" through
SACM portal. It usually takes about 2 weeks to receive the letter.
The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission will receive information on student's academic progress (including the transcript) in the American English and Culture Institute (AECI) each semester.
According to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy) Act of 1974: section 99.31 (a) (4), "an educational agency or institution may disclose personally identifiable information from an educational record of a student without the consent required by section 99.31 if the disclosure is in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received."
This procedure is subject to change. Students must communicate with Clay Stephens or Rosalia Baker at the Business Services every semester to make sure there are no problems with the account.
I understand it is the student's responsibility to complete this process. The student will be dropped from classes and will lose his/her legal F-1 status at Richland College if not completed correctly.