Business Office

Barton College’s Business Office, under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, oversees the daily business transactions of the College. Our goal is to help students manage their tuition payments and to provide exemplary support services to our students, parents, faculty/staff, and partners of the Barton community.

Contact Information

Phone: 252-399-6333 • Email: studentaccounts@barton.edu

Location: 113/117 Harper Hall • Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mailing Address: Barton College, Business Office, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893

Overnight Address: Barton College, Business Office, 400 Atlantic Christian Dr. NE, Wilson, NC 27893

Balances and Statements

Updated balances and statements are online at Campus Connect. Log into Campus Connect and go to Student Info > Business Office Information > Business Office Account Info > My Account Balances > Course and Fee Statement

Payment Methods

For credit/debit card or ACH payments, log into barton.afford.com with a registered username and password. Once logged in, you may register whomever you have placed on your FERPA document to check your account and make a payment. A transaction fee may apply. For questions about set-up, an Education Payment Counselor is available at 800-309-1624.

In-Person: The Business Office accepts only cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders.

Mail: Barton College, Business Office, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893. Make payments payable to “Barton College” and include your student ID on the payment.

Bill Pay with Bank: Log into your personal bank account and select “Bill Pay.” Provide the information requested, and the bank will mail the payment on your behalf.

Payment Plan Option

Sign up for a payment plan at barton.afford.com. The payment plan option offers you the flexibility of dividing your total amount due for the semester into five monthly payments due the first of each month. Fall semester payment plans begin August 1 and end December 1. Spring payment plans begin January 1 and end May 1. Summer payment plans begin June 1 and end June 30. There is a $50 payment plan fee for fall and spring. To activate the payments/payment plan, use the link provided in the Barton email titled “New Student Registration.”

Refunds

Refunds are issued 14 days after the first day of the start of classes if there is a credit balance. For any financial-aid posting after the first two weeks of school, a refund will be issued after the posting of the aid. Students eligible for a refund will receive an email from the Business Office once the refund is available.

Book Vouchers

In order to have Financial Aid help purchase your books, you must have a credit balance on your student account. This means that your financial aid award(s) (loans, scholarships, grants, etc) must exceed the amount of tuition, room, board, and miscellaneous fees that are charged to your account. You will receive an email from the Business Office stating that you have a book credit in the College Bookstore once your account has a credit balance. If your account does not display financial aid and you believe you have financial aid that exceeds your charges, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. Financial aid posted before 3 p.m. will generate a book voucher from the Business Office by 4 p.m. the same day. Book vouchers are available up to 10 days after the beginning of classes.

1098-T Statements

Statements are online at Heartland ECSI. To access online, you need to enter your first and last names, Social Security Number, and zip code, which appear on the 1098-T form. If there are any issues with the data, contact ECSI at 866-428-1098.

Financial Hold

Barton College will place a financial hold on a student account at the beginning of each semester until the account is paid in full. A hold prevents receiving transcripts and/or diplomas.

Change In Enrollment Status

Students withdrawing from Barton College are required to complete the College’s withdrawal process. Withdrawal forms and information may be obtained from the Office of Student Success or the Office of the Registrar. Please note, the College uses the date the withdrawal process is initiated as the withdrawal date, not the last date of attendance.

A student who completely withdraws (including medical withdrawals) from any term will be refunded tuition, mandatory fees, board charges, and room charges based on the refunds and charges schedule. Students who move out of campus housing will have their room and board charges adjusted using the schedule, if an exception is granted by the Vice President of Student Engagement and the Business Office.

Note: The “Bulldog Bucks” portion of the Meal Plan is non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my fee statement?

Updated balances and statements are online at Campus Connect. Log into Campus Connect and go to Student Info > Business Office Information > Business Office Account Info > My Account Balances > Course and Fee Statement

Do you have a payment plan?

Sign up at barton.afford.com. The payment plan option offers you the flexibility of dividing your total amount due for the semester into five monthly payments due the first of each month. Fall semester payment plans begin August 1 and end December 1. Spring payment plans begin January 1 and end May 1. Summer payment plans begin June 1 and end June 30. There is a $50 payment plan fee for fall and spring. To activate the payments/payment plan, use the link provided in the Barton email titled “New Student Registration.”

What should I do if my financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc) does not appear on my statement?

Your financial aid has not been finalized. Make sure you have completed your FAFSA and verification and that you have submitted all appropriate documents. Please check your email for financial aid requests. Once completed, financial aid will refer your awards to the Business Office for posting to your statement. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@barton.edu or at 252-399-6323 if you have questions.

Why do my housing and meal plan not appear on my statement or are not updated?

Residence Life updates room assignments, meal plans, and housing status. Once your status is updated with Residence Life, the charges will update accordingly with the Business Office within 24 hours.

How can I pay my fees? Can I pay in person or mail?

For credit/debit card or ACH payments, log into barton.afford.com with a registered username and password. Once logged in, you may register whomever you have placed on your FERPA document to check your account and make a payment. A transaction fee may apply. For questions about set-up, an Education Payment Counselor is available at 800-309-1624.

In-Person: The Business Office accepts only cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders.

Mail: Barton College, Business Office, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893. Make payments payable to “Barton College” and include your student ID on the payment.

Bill Pay with Bank: Log into your personal bank account and select “Bill Pay.” Provide the information requested, and the bank will mail the payment on your behalf.

What do I do if I am being billed for resident charges but I am a commuter?

Residence Life will update your status once the housing release form is completed. Then your statement will be updated with the Business Office within 24 hours. If you have not filled out the housing release form, contact Student Affairs at osa@barton.edu or call 252-399-6386.

What do I do if I am a full-time student but am being billed for part-time hours only?

If you are not showing the right amount of hours or classes, please contact your advisor first to get the appropriate class load. The Office of the Registrar will provide support as well. Once your status is updated, the billing information will update within 24 hours.

My parents are paying the bill, but the Business Office would not release financial information. What should I do?

The Business Office cannot release information to anyone other than the student without a FERPA form on file. The form is available in the Student Forms section of the Academic Info tab on Campus Connect. Contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@barton.edu for more information.

When are refunds available?

Refunds are issued 14 days after the first day of the start of classes if there is a credit balance. For any financial-aid posting after the first two weeks of school, a refund will be issued after the posting of the aid. Students eligible for a refund will receive an email from the Business Office once the refund is available.

Additional Resources

Office of Financial Aid

For loans, grants, scholarships, work study, net price calculator

financialaid@barton.edu • 252-399-6323

Office of the Registrar

For transcripts, registration, FERPA, change of address, diplomas, schedules, enrollment verification, graduation

registrar@barton.edu • 252-399-6327

Office of Admissions

For freshman, traditional, transfer, graduate programs, professional studies

enroll@barton.edu • 252-629-5472