Update: June 8 – CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students – Disclosure per the Department of Education

1. An acknowledgement that the school signed and returned the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution used—or intends to use—at least 50 percent of the Cares Act funds received for emergency grants to students.

HACS has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement and will use at least 50% of the Cares Act funds received for emergency grants to students.

2. The total amount of funds a school received—or will receive—from ED.

The allocated amount awarded by the Department of Ed to HACS was $22,522 of which $11,261 will go to on campus students who experienced sudden disruption. Those students in our online programs are not eligible due to no disruption in their mode of delivery.

3. The total amount of emergency grants distributed to students as of the posting/submission date.

The total amount of emergency grants distributed as of 5/26/20 is 0.

4. The estimated number of students eligible to participate in the emergency grant program (the number of Title IV eligible students under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act).

The estimated number of students eligible to participate in the emergency grant program is 17.

5. The total number of students who have received emergency grants under the CARES Act.

The total number of students who have received the emergency grants as of 5/26/20 is 0.

6. The method(s) used to determine which students received the emergency grants and how much they received.

The method used to determine which students received the emergency grants was to adhere to the requirement that our oncampus students be Title IV eligible under Section 484 of the HEA.

The method of how much they received was to divide both undergrad and graduate students into two categories: full time and less than full time. Then using the Pell Chart schedule to assign the full time students the maximum amount of the lowest cell $775 and the less than full time students were assigned half that amount or $388.

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the emergency grants.

Students who had not submitted a FAFSA had to self attest to eligibility in the first letter issued 5/15. As these letters are returned, the 2nd letter was issued with the awarded amount. The student again needs to self attest that they have needs that meet or exceed the awarded amount related to the disruption of their classes on campus due to coronavirus including expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. As these letters are returned the checks will be issued.

This Disclosure to be updated every 45 days.

Laudato Si World Day of Prayer – Sunday, May 24th

Laudato Si World Day of Prayer – Sunday, May 24th

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

As part of this observance, the global church has been invited to participate in a world day of solidarity and prayer on Sunday, May 24, at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The community of Holy Apostles College & Seminary will be live-streaming a prayer service this Sunday at 12:00 p.m. as we celebrate this anniversary.  Please join us in prayer.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

The Board of Trustees, along with the President-Rector, Administration, Faculty and Staff of Holy Apostles College & Seminary would like to congratulate all of our graduates.

Unfortunately we were not able to gather to celebrate and honor you for this achievement, but we will celebrate with you at a later date-as soon as we are able.

As you look back at this grace filled journey, we hope that Holy Apostles was everything you thought it was going to be and more.

As you go forward please be assured of our prayers for you in the future. For those of you who will continue at Holy Apostles for further education, we look forward to your presence whether it be on campus or online.

May God bless you and your families and again CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

End of the Semester Consecration to Mary

End of the Semester Consecration to Mary

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary:

First, thank you, staff and faculty, for your great patience and hard work during these trying times. Also, thank you students (Seminarians, Sisters, Priests, Lay Students) for your perseverance in your studies and especially for the countless times that you have made the special effort to smile, be joyful and lift our spirits up in the Lord Jesus.

You are invited to conclude this Spring Semester in the following spiritual way. In union with Pope Francis and our bishops, this Friday, May 1st representatives from our spiritual family will be praying the rosary at 3 P.M. Eastern Standard Time as the U.S. Bishops consecrate the United States of America to our Blessed Mother, Mary, Mother of the Church.

We will end the Rosary with two prayers composed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Pope Francis has invited us to recite these prayers at the conclusion of the Rosary and which, he writes, “I myself will recite in the month of May, spiritually united to you.”

United in the Lord Jesus,
Fr Peter Kucer, M.S.A., President-Rector

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Dear Family of Holy Apostles College and Seminary,

Today, we began celebrating the Easter Novena of Masses for your intentions. May Easter blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ shower down upon you.

United in the Lord Jesus,

Fr. Peter Kucer, M.S.A.
President-Rector of Holy Apostles College & Seminary

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