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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. Check out the Cost per Credit Hour webpage for cost details and requirements.

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 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.

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 eCourse 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 eCourse 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 eCourses cannot be dropped.

Dropping an eCourse

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

How to drop a eCourse:

  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 eCourse(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 FASFA):

Students using Federal Financial Aid (FASFA). 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 FASFA). Please make sure that you are logging into 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
Fall 2021 Intersession Monday, December 13, 2021 - Sunday, January 9, 2022 Sunday, December 19, 2021
Spring 2022 Session 1 Monday, January 24, 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022 Sunday, January 30, 2022
Spring 2022 Session 2 Monday, January 24, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022 Sunday, January 30, 2022
Spring 2022 Session 3 Monday, February 7, 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022 Sunday, February 13, 2022
Spring 2022 Session 4 Monday, March 21, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022 Sunday, March 27, 2022
Spring 2022 Session 5 Monday, April 4, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022 Sunday, April 10, 2022
Spring 2022 Intersession Monday, April 18, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022