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Kansas Promise Act

Select Barton Community College career and technical education programs will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning in the fall of 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.

Apply for Promise Act Scholarship

Check out eligibility and apply for a Kansas Promise Act Scholarship!

*All Kansas Promise Act Scholarship Applications must be submitted in paper form to the financial aid office.  These may be mailed or turned in in-person.  Electronic copies cannot be accepted. 

Mailing Address:

Office of Financial Aid
Barton Community College
245 NE 30 RD
Great Bend, KS 67530

Eligible Barton Programs

The following programs are currently eligible for the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship:

Advanced Emergency Med Tech (AEMT)
Agriculture Business Management
Beef Cattle Production
Certified Medication Aide
Certified Nursing Aide
Child Development
Computer Science
Crop Protection
Dietary Management
Dietary Manager
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Responder
EMS Instructor Coordinator
Hazardous Materials Management
Medical Administrative Technology
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Medical Laboratory Technician
Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution Technician
Networking Specialist
Occupational Safety & Health
Pharmacy Technician
Practical Nursing
Pre-Professional Healthcare
Registered Nursing
Welding Technology

View the full list of Barton programs eligible for the Promise Act with course codes and degree specifications.

About the Kansas Promise Act

The $10 million program was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly on Friday. When other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover a student’s tuition and fees, the Kansas Promise Act will make up the difference.

Read the full article, Barton to offer several programs on full scholarship through Kansas Promise Act; new state program begins in fall 2021.

Kansas Promise Scholarship

For more information on the Kansas Promise Scholarship from the Kansas Board of Regents, visit