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.
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)
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 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
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.
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
10401 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 690-9000 ext. 7606
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –
a. Hallmark University is using an application process for eligible students to request funds for emergency grants to students. 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.
The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail announcement from the Director of Financial Planning.
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