Important Update for Libyan Students in North America regarding
the Third Quarter Budget

July 17th, 2013

Dear Libyan Students in North America,

This message is a follow-up to our last correspondence sent to you on July 5th, 2013  regarding funding for the third quarter (July – September). Today,  CBIE  received the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s official 3rd quarter MLA list, but we have not received the transfer of funds.

the best of our knowledge, the funds are currently being processed and should be transferred within the next 3-4 business days into the banking accounts of the Libyan Embassies in the United States and Canada respectively. Following that, the funds will be transferred to CBIE and then deposited to students’ accounts.

For students in the U.S., please note that we expect many Decree 655 students to appear on the official 3rd quarter list. CBIE is in the process of reviewing and translating the lists. Once the review is complete we will be in a position to confirm the names of Decree 655 students and all other regularly funded students.

Regarding tuition funding, CBIE has not yet received the transfer of tuition funds from the Ministry, and therefore we remain unable to pay tuition fees for the Winter/Spring and Summer sessions at this time.

CBIE will be sending a letter today to institutions providing further explanations behind the delay in processing these outstanding tuition invoices. Additionally, we have reiterated the urgency of the situation with the Ministry in Libya and the Libyan Embassies, as we understand many students are being dropped from Fall classes and Winter/Spring tuition charges in some cases are being reversed to students’ accounts.

All efforts are being made to expedite the transfer, and we will continue to keep students and institutions updated as additional information becomes available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this critical time. We will be sending a message within the next 3-5 business days to update you with recent developments.

The Libyan-North American Scholarship Program