Office of Business Affairs

Barton College’s Office of Business Affairs, under the direction of the controller, oversees the daily business transactions of the College and manages the tuition payment plans.

Tuition Payment Information

Payments are due prior to the beginning of each term; however, the College offers extended payment options. Transcripts and diplomas will be withheld from students with outstanding financial obligations to the College. In order to register for a subsequent semester or term, the student’s financial account must be current.

Payment Options

Pay your balance in full prior to the start of a new semester; see semester dates below. Our office accepts only cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders.

Semester Dates

  • Fall Semester – August 1
  • Spring Semester – January 1
  • Summer Session – June 1

To pay with a credit/debit card or an ACH from your checking account, please log onto https://barton.afford.com with a registered username and password. Once logged in, you may register whomever you have placed on the FERPA to check your account and make a payment.

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 July 1. The summer payment fee is $20.00 and may be paid directly to the Business Office.

In order to participate in the payment plan, you must:

  • Log onto https://barton.afford.com/ with a registered username and password. Once logged in, you may register whomever that you have placed on the FERPA to check your account and make payments.
  • Pay a non-refundable $50 enrollment fee.

For questions about set-up, call an Education Payment Counselor at 800-309-1624.

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 schedule below. Students who move out of campus housing will have their room and board charge adjusted using the refund schedule below, if exception is granted by the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Business Office.

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

Monthly Billing

Statements are emailed to the student’s email address by the 11th of each month. If the student is delinquent on their payment plan or have not paid their balance in full, there will be a 1.5% finance charge added to their student account. Each student also has access to their student account on Campus Connect as well as on the Tuition Management System.

Paying for Books with Financial Aid

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 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. This credit will be available for approximately two weeks.

When to Expect Your Refund

At the beginning of each semester, refunds are issued 14 days after the first day of the start of classes if you have a credit on your student account. For any financial aid posted after the first two weeks of school, a refund will be issued for 14 days after the posting of the aid. Each student that is eligible for a refund will receive an email from the Business Office once the check is available in our office.

Fall 2018 Refund Schedule

For complete college withdrawals only

First Day, August 20 100%
August 21 through August 23 90%
August 24 through August 28 75%
August 29 through August 31 50%
September 1 through September 4 25%
After September 4 No Refund

Spring 2019 Refund Schedule

For complete college withdrawals only

First Day, January 14 100%
January 15 through January 17 90%
January 18 through January 22 75%
January 23 through January 25 50%
January 26 through January 29 25%
After January 29 No Refund

A student who changes enrollment status by adding or dropping courses (not including complete
withdrawals), will have an adjustment made to tuition, mandatory fees, and financial aid if changes
are made by the dates on the schedule below. No adjustments will be made for dropped courses
after the census date. APP students are billed for both sessions at the start of each semester.

Census Dates

Traditional, APP, and Graduate
  • Fall – August 24, 2018
  • Spring – January 18, 2019
Summer I
  • May 28, 2019 (all students)
Summer II
  • June 10, 2019 (MSA only)

Summer I 2019 Refund Schedule

For complete college withdrawals only

First Day, May 28 100%
May 29 through June 4 90%
June 5 through June 7 50%
June 10 through June 12 25%
After June 12 No Refund

Summer II 2019 Refund Schedule

For MSA students only

First Day, June 10 100%
June 11 through June 13 90%
June 14 through June 18 50%
June 19 through June 21 25%
After June 21 No Refund

For billing and refund purposes, the Business Office does not recognize mini Summer Sessions.
Tuition and Refunds are assessed for each entire Summer Session, not individual mini sessions.
Therefore, potential refunds will be calculated using the first day of the Summer Session as
the first day of class. Withdrawals during the Fall and Spring Sessions follow the traditional
refund schedule.