The Business Office is located in the Kirkman Building on the Barton County campus. Please see below in the Contact area for phone numbers and hours of operation. The Business Office provides the following services:
Paying for College
We accept many options to pay for college. Learn more about available options on the Pay the College webpage.
Please note: Prior balances must be paid before the start of the current semester.
Financial Aid Refunds
If your financial aid exceeds your Barton account balance, the difference will be issued to you as a refund for you to use for educational expenses. Please visit the Receiving Financial Aid webpage and Disbursement Policy section for more information.
Disburse Community Scholarships
Community Scholarships checks &/or award letters can be sent to Business Office for processing:
Barton Community College
Attn: Business Office
245 NE 30 Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
Barton County Campus Book Vouchers
Vouchers are issued to students receiving excess financial aid, 3rd party authorization, military benefits, or have signed up for the payment plan. Book charges will be included in your account balance. Visit the Purchasing Textbooks with Financial Aid webpage for more information.
Third Party Billing
Third Party billing is recognized as a form of payment to bill your employer, military, educational trust or government agency. We must receive a third party authorization form or an appropriate form from your employer or agency before classes starts.
In accordance of FERPA regulations, the Business Office is unable to discuss specific account information with anyone other than the student without the completion of a FERPA release form. The release form is found on the student’s MyBarton Portal. Login to your Portal and then select PAWS. Under the Student tab, select Authorize Release of Information.
Tuition Tax Credit – 1098T IRS Form
Update Your Tax Information
The information on Form 1098T will help you determine if you or parents of a dependent student may be eligible to take the American Opportunity Credit/Hope Credit or Lifetime Credit to reduce federal income tax.
The college will need the student’s correct Social Security Number (SSN) and current address. If the college does not have your SSN you will need to contact the Business Office or Enrollment Services with this information. If we have an incorrect SSN on file, you will need to provide a copy of your signed SSN card along with a picture ID and submit it to Enrollment Services. To update your address, log onto your MyBarton Portal and then your PAWS account, and select Personal Information/View Addresses. This information must be received by December 1st of the calendar year.
Tax Form 1098T Available Online
To view or print your Form 1098T Tuition Statement, follow the instructions below:
- Under the MYBARTON button, select MyPortal. Enter your User ID and Pin.
- We offer Electronic 1098T. Click on Student Financial Center. Under My Profile Setup, click on Consents and Agreements. Select Paperless 1098T tab and click CHANGE to accept to receive it electronically. This MUST be selected by December 31 to be effective for that calendar tax year. You will receive an email/text message when the 1098T is ready to view.
- If you don't select the electronic option, you will receive a paper 1098T by mail. Please make sure your address is updated before December 1. You will also be able to view it in your PAWS account/Student Tab. Click Student Records and then Tax Notification. It will prompt you enter a Tax Year. You can then print it from the screen.
- Please contact the Business Office at (620) 792-9318 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For additional information about the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, please consult your tax advisor or request IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, by contacting the IRS at (800) 829-1040.
Accounts Payable Clerk
Mary Jane Felke
Collections & Process Coordinator