SACM Information

The information below is for ESL Students from Saudi Arabia who have a scholarship from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM), or who are applying for a scholarship from SACM. Our general information page is also available in Arabic.

Payment of ESL Tuition and Fees

  • All students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees.
  • A student must give the ELA Office a copy of the SACM financial guarantee as soon as possible. E-mail is acceptable.
  • Students are responsible for all fees and payments before a financial guarantee is submitted and processed.
  • Tuition and Fees are due the first day of class.
  • Amounts received after the due date will be charged a late fee of $25 and a 1.5% charge per month.
  • Remember: The student is responsible for payment of all tuition and fees. Payments can be verified through PAWS.


  • If a student has personally paid the ELA tuition and has a valid SACM financial guarantee which covers the session, the student will receive a refund check from the UWM Cashier’s Office.
  • The check will be made payable to the student and will be mailed to the student’s Milwaukee address. The Milwaukee address must be current and correct in PAWS for the check to be mailed.

Verification of Enrollment / Report of Study

  • Complete the Report Request Form.
  • Office staff will prepare the report and email it to the student within three days.
  • Report can be emailed or uploaded to the student’s SACM site.

If you are looking for support, encouragement and success, then the ESL program at UWM is exactly what you would be interested in. The teachers supported me to develop my communication skills, not only by teaching me words and grammar but also by encouraging me to be confident. In addition, the program cares about educating students about the city of Milwaukee through trips and in-class activities. Today, I work as an ESL Mentor. The ESL program is not just an educational program but also a place for bright opportunities.”

Wissam A. Almarhoon, Saudi Arabia