It's good to see that the FAFSA conference presently underway had a session on working with students from Saudi Arabia who are studying in the U.S.A. It's disappointing to see the comment buried in the article:
The university has a newly implemented $300 per-semester sponsored student fee, charged to SACM (Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission), which it used to expand its staff and fund such initiatives.When has any other cultural group in American higher education been taxed for services to help them be successful? Those U.S.A. institutions who are comfortable admitting full-pay international students should expect to provide whatever assistance is necessary (without extra charge) for them to be successful. If the response to the extra fee is that this is a service that no other students require, then what compensation is being provided to international students who add value to American institutions by diversifying and internationalizing the campus community?