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Payment, Refund and Attendance Policies

At Barton, a quality education is both affordable and accessible to all who seek it. The lack of financial resources should not keep you from attending college. If you need assistance with paying tuition, there are a number of options available. A thorough understanding of payment options along with proper planning will ensure that you can take advantage of a successful educational journey. 

As you calculate the cost of your college education, be sure to consider that every dollar you spend is an investment in your future. A better career can lead to a higher earning potential and an increased standard of living. With Financial Aid possibilities and flexible Payment Plan options, we can help you make it happen so enroll now. 

Paying for Classes

​Payment is requested to be made by the start date of your course. Students will have until the last day of the semester to pay off their current semester balance. Students who have a past due balance will not have access to unofficial or official transcripts and will not be permitted to take a course in an upcoming semester, until their past due balance is paid off in full.

Please note, if you are using financial aid (FA) and your aid is not yet awarded you must have another form of payment in place or you will need to drop your course(s) by the refund date listed. If you drop the courses after the refund date you would be responsible for the charges. 

Visit the Pay the College webpage for a full list of accepted payment methods and options. Please contact the Business Office at BusinessOffice@bartonccc.edu with any questions or concerns. If you are planning on enrolling in Barton classes and using Military Tuition Assistance, please contact Abby Kujath at 785-784-6606 ext. 712 prior to enrolling. Please note that Barton Online courses do not qualify for the military and dependent scholarships (LSEC). The tuition rate for online courses is $155 per credit hour.

Beginning in Fall 2024, tuition will be $160 per semester credit hour for all students (regardless of state residency). 

If a student withdraws from a course after the first seven calendar days of the online course, the student is responsible for the total fees incurred. For more information on drop dates/refund policies, please read the Tuition Refund Policy below. 

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who drop during the first seven calendar days of an Barton Online course will receive a 100% refund of enrollment fees*.​ Students who drop after the first seven calendar days of a course will not receive a refund. If a student withdraws from a course after the first seven calendar days of the online course, the student is responsible for the total fees incurred. 

*Refunds that are to be issued, will be issued back to the original form of payment. 

Last Day to receive a “W”

To receive a "W" on a student’s transcript, the student must withdraw from the Barton Online courses by the date posted for the session. To view the last day to withdraw with a “W” and other session dates please visit the Barton Online Academic Calendar page. After the last day to drop with a “W” has passed Barton Online courses cannot be dropped.

Dropping a Barton Online Course

Students are required to drop Barton Online courses themselves through their PAWS account. Barton Online encourages students to consult their instructor or advisor before making this decision.

How to drop a Barton Online course:

  1. Log-in to MyBarton Portal
  2. Click on Registration on the Self-Service > Student card
  3. Click on Register/Drop/View My Schedule
  4. Choose the term
  5. In the Summary box, find the Action Column
  6. Click the arrow for options available 
  7. When finished, click submit 
  8. Once the course(s) drop is complete, the Status column will show as Dropped for each course you have chosen

Non-Activity/Attendance Policy

Barton Online is required to drop students from their Barton Online course(s) for non-activity/attendance by the schedule listed below.  Students who are dropped for non-activity/attendance will be refunded.

NON-ACTIVITY (students using FAFSA):

Students using Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).  Please ensure that you have logged activity in your course(s) by the 1st Sunday of the Session, or you will be dropped for non-activity on the 2nd Monday of the Session. Activity constitutes as completing the Pre-Test that is located within your course.


Students using other forms of payment (Not including FAFSA). Please make sure that you demonstrate attendance in your course by the 1st Sunday of the Session or you will be dropped from the course on the 2nd Monday of the Session. Attendance constitutes as completing a discussion, pre-test, assignment, or quiz. If you participate in the course by the 1st Sunday, you will not be dropped on the second Monday of the course.

Session Session Start Date Non-Activity Deadline Date
Summer Session 1 Monday, May 20, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024
Summer Extended Session Monday, May 20, 2024- Sunday, August 11, 2024 Sunday, May 26, 2024
Summer Session 2 Monday, June 3, 2024 - Sunday, July 28, 2024 Sunday, June 9, 2024
Summer Session 3 Monday, June 17, 2024 - Sunday, August 11, 2024 Sunday, June 23, 2024
Summer Session 4 Monday, July 1, 2024 - Sunday August 11, 2024 Sunday, July 8, 2024
Fall Session 1 Monday, August 19, 2024 - Sunday, October 13, 2024 Sunday, August 25, 2024
Fall Session 2 Monday, August 19, 2024 - Sunday, December 8, 2024 Sunday, August 25, 2024
Fall Session 3 Monday, September 2, 2024 - Sunday, October 13, 2024 Sunday, September 8, 2024
Fall Session 4 Monday, October 14, 2024 - Sunday, December 8, 2024 Sunday, October 20, 2024
Fall Session 5 Monday, October 21, 2024 - Sunday, December 1, 2024 Sunday, October 27, 2024
Fall Intersession Monday, December 9, 2024 - Sunday, January 5, 2025 Sunday, December 15, 2024