Credentials

Accreditation

Hallmark University accredited by: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a private, nonprofit, independent national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as “a reliable authority concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs it accredits”.
The accreditation system provides an assurance of quality and establishes eligibility for participation in federally funded programs. It also supports institutions in achieving educational effectiveness for students and employers. The accreditation process is a completely voluntary, non-federal peer review following the guidelines of the accrediting body.

Find Hallmark University in the ACCSC directory HERE.

Approvals

The authority for approvals is usually established through either federal or state legislation, policies, or rules which set minimum standards and operating requirements. The purpose of these standards and requirements is to assure quality and integrity and to promote institutional accountability.

Hallmark University meets the standards of and operate under the following approvals:
Approved by the United States Department of Education
Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Approved as an eligible institution for participation in Title IV federal student financial aid loans and grants
Approved by Microsoft as an Information Technology (IT) Academy
Approved for the training of veterans under the following:
Chapter 30 ( Montgomery G.I. Bill)
Chapter 31 (Disabled Veterans)
Chapter 32 Veterans Program (VEAP)
Chapter 34 (G.I. Bill)
Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents, Educational Assistance)
Chapter 106 (Military Reserves)
Approved by Service Members Opportunity Colleges as Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) participant
Approved by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service for training international students
Approved for training under the Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
Approved provider for training under the Texas Workforce Commission for TAA/NAFTA-Trade Adjustment Assistance Training Program
Approved by Workforce Solutions Alamo for training under the Workforce Investment Act’s (WIA) Training Provider Certification System (TPCS) Note: Only statewide Workforce Investment Act (WIA) participants are referred
Approved by Workforce Solutions Alamo for training under the Youth Opportunity Grant (YO) as a Certified Youth Training Provider
Granted an exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission under Texas Education Code, Section132.002(a)(6)

Professional Licensure Requirements

The curriculum for programs leading to licensure at Hallmark University have been designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure/certification in Texas as well as preparing students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Texas. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Texas need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. For more information on Professional Licensure, visit: https://nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure for a detailed discussion of what students should consider in licensure programs as well as access to the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory.

FAA Certification

Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) involves an agreement between the FAA and the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) training program provider that shows how the provider will meet the academic and regulatory requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR). The criteria approved by the FAA includes curriculum content, training facilities, training equipment, and instructor qualifications. This training leads to examination for federal licensing as an aircraft maintenance technician. This license is required by the FAA to work on all U.S. registered aircraft.

Hallmark University College of Aeronautics is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Maintenance Technician School (FAR Part 147) BJ2T718K (Hallmark University College of Aeronautics)

Memberships

Memberships in professional and community organizations enable Hallmark University administrators and instructors to meet with peers to share ideas, voice opinions, and influence outcomes. Participation in organizations promotes the professionalism and excellence that Hallmark College strives to instill in students.

  • Member of Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
  • Member of the Career College Association
  • Member of Alpha Beta Kappa, a National Honor Society in Arts, Sciences, and Trades
  • Member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association.
  • Member of the Aviation Technical Education Council
  • Member of Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA)
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider

Authorizations

Pearson Vue testing centers must meet test center requirements regarding facilities, staff, and technology. Our authorized testing center provides Hallmark students with a wide variety of Information Technology (IT) certification tests from test sponsors such as Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. Hallmark University School of Technology students have the advantage of training and certification testing in the same location.

Disclosures

Hallmark University does not discriminate in admissions, campus activities, education, or employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or any other protected status. No act of retaliation shall occur to any person making a charge, filing a complaint, testifying or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding.

The following job titles have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies for Hallmark University:
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Hallmark University
10401 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 690-9000 ext. 7606

University President
Hallmark University
10401 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 690-9000 ext. 7550

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, contact the OCR Office for Texas:
Dallas Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, Texas 75201-6810
Phone: (214) 661-9600
FAX: (214) 661-9587
TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: OCR.Dallas@ed.gov

CRRSAA and ARP Information

HEERF I,II, and III (CONSOLIDATED) QUARTERLY REPORTING PDFS
Quarter 3 2021 Budget and Expenditure Report
Quarter 2 2021 Budget and Expenditure Report

Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and provides assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  1. TThe total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs was $2,686,522.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of March 31, 2021, was $588,180.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of June 30, 2021, was $2,050,184.
  4. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of September 30, 2021, was $2,681,899.
  5. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is 1100.
  6. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs was 1081.
  7. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows:

CRRSAA

      • A fixed dollar amount will be awarded to every eligible enrolled student, with the maximum award equaling $2,115
      • Students with an active enrollment on March 8, 2021 were eligible to receive grant funds.  Continued enrollment beyond the census date was not required or considered in awarding.
      • The Pell amount the student is eligible for, based on their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), is compared to the maximum Pell Grant award amount for 20-21 to determine the percentage of Pell ranges, and which category the student falls into for the award amount calculation:
        • students whose award amounts are between 75-99% of the maximum award amount, received 100% of the maximum award
        • students whose award amounts are between 50-74% of the maximum award amount, received 75% of the maximum award
        • students whose award amounts are between 25-49% of the maximum award amount, received 50% of the maximum award
        • students whose award amounts are between 0-24% of the maximum award amount, received 25% of the maximum award

ARP – 1st Disbursement

  • A fixed dollar amount of $2,115 was automatically awarded to every eligible enrolled student.
  • Students with an active enrollment on June 4, 2021 were eligible to receive grant funds.  Continued enrollment beyond the census date was not required or considered in awarding.
  • Students had the ability to request additional funds based on exceptional needs through an application process.

ARP – 2nd Disbursement

  • A fixed dollar amount of $2,000 was automatically awarded to every eligible enrolled student.
  • Students with an active enrollment on September 17, 2021 were eligible to receive grant funds. Continued enrollment beyond the census date was not required or considered in awarding.
  1. Announcements and instructions were e-mailed to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/.  All announcements were sent from the Financial Aid or Student Account offices.

Cares Act

Quarterly Reporting PDFs
Quarter 1 2021 Budget and Expenditure Report
Quarter 3 2020 Budget and Expenditure Report
Quarter 4 2020 Budget and Expenditure Report

2020 4th Quarter Report and Disclosure
Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020. Hallmark University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds Hallmark University received on April 30, 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $652,033.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020, is $652,033.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Hallmark University eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 550.
  4. The total number of students, as of September 30, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 268.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    • Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for the emergency grants to students. Eligibility criteria were based on guidance and requirement provided by the Department of Education and Interim Final Rule on Eligibility at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresactifreligibility6112020.pdf. Students were eligible to apply for up to $2,500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/on April 30, 2020, and a reminder email sent on May 7, 2020.  Applications were resent to all students who had not previously applied or received a grant award on June 18, 2020.   An additional reminder and application were sent to students on September 22, 2020, with instructions on how to apply for funding under this grant.   All announcements were sent from the Director of Financial Planning.

2020 3rd Quarter Report and Disclosure
Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020. Hallmark University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds Hallmark University received on April 30, 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $652,033.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020 is $619,800.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Hallmark University eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 550.
  4. The total number of students, as of September 30, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 256.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    1. Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for the emergency grants to students. Eligibility criteria were based on guidance and requirement provided by the Department of Education and Interim Final Rule on Eligibility at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresactifreligibility6112020.pdf. Students were eligible to apply for up to $2,500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/on April 30, 2020, and a reminder email sent on May 7, 2020.  Applications were resent to all students who had not previously applied or received a grant award on June 18, 2020.   An additional reminder and application were sent to students on September 22, 2020, with instructions on how to apply for funding under this grant.   All announcements were sent from the Director of Financial Planning.

Ninety Day Report and Disclosure
Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020. Hallmark University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds Hallmark University received on April 30, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $652,033.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 20, 2020, is $589,650.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Hallmark University eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 550.
  4. The total number of students, as of August 20, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 244.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    1. Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for emergency grants to students. Eligibility criteria were based on guidance and requirement provided by the Department of Education and Interim Final Rule on Eligibility at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresactifreligibility6112020.pdf.  Students were eligible to apply for up to $2,500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/ on April 30, 2020, and a reminder email sent on May 7, 2020.  Applications were resent to all students who had not previously applied or received a grant award on June 18, 2020. Announcements were sent from the Director of Financial Planning.

Forty-Five Day Report and Disclosure
Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020. Hallmark University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds Hallmark University received on April 30, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $652,033.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 6, 2020, is $299,400.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Hallmark University eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 550.
  4. The total number of students, as of July 6, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 172.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    1. Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for emergency grants to students. Eligibility criteria were based on guidance and requirement provided by the Department of Education and Interim Final Rule on Eligibility at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresactifreligibility6112020.pdf. Students were eligible to apply for up to $2,500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/ on April 30, 2020, and a reminder email sent on May 7, 2020. Applications were resent to all students who had not previously applied or received a grant award on June 18, 2020. Announcements were sent from the Director of Financial Planning

Thirty Day Report and Disclosure
Hallmark University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020. Hallmark University will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds Hallmark University received on April 30, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $652,033.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 22, 2020, is $146,000.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Hallmark University eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 550.
  4. The total number of students, as of May 22, 2020, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 64.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
    1. Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for emergency grants to students. Eligibility criteria were based on guidance and requirement provided by the Department of Education and Interim Final Rule on Eligibility at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresactifreligibility6112020.pdf. Students were eligible to apply for up to $2,500 for food, housing, technology, course materials, or other expenses related to the disruption to campus in 2020.
  6. The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail to all eligible students through their University email at https://studentsts.hallmarkuniversity.edu/ on April 30, 2020, and a reminder email sent on May 7, 2020. Announcements were sent from the Director of Financial Planning.

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Cohort Default Rate

cohort default rate report

Enrollment: To provide context for the Cohort Defaulty Rate (CDR) data we include enrollmetn data (students enrolled at any tme during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered repayment (October 1 through September 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2017 CDR Year will use 2015-2016 enrollment). Current date: 02/05/2021