2012-13 Cost of Attendance

Barton's standard budget components (tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation expenses) for full-time, in-state students is based upon the national average as determined by The College Board's survey of Trends in College Pricing for 2010 which can be accessed at the link below.

The College Board's Trends in Pricing 2011 Survey

  • Residency costs for on-campus, off-campus, or with a relative are averaged to alleviate the need for multiple budgets for residents and non-residents.

  Enrollment Status:

  • The student's budget is based upon enrollment status (e.g. full-time, half-time, etc.) In cases of mixed enrollment in two terms, the greater of the annual budgets will be used. Example: A student is enrolled in the fall semester half-time and in the spring semester three-quarter time. The student will be assigned to a three-quarter time budget.

  Third Party Payments:

  • On a case-by-case basis, if it is determined through the financial aid verification process that any of the COA components are paid for by a 3rd party, the COA will be adjusted to reflect only those expenses that the student is responsible for during their enrollment period.

  Additional Educationally-related Expenses:

Non-standard budget components may be added to the Cost of Attendance if the student has additional educationally-related expenses. The following are considered non-Standard budget components:

  • Loan fees are based upon an estimate of a percentage of the gross loan amount.
  • Child/elder care is added on a case-by-case basis.  Students must identify this when they accept their student loan. 
  • ADA expenses are added to the COA on a case-by-case basis and  must be supported by documentation.  Students must inform their Financial Aid Officer they have these special expenses and provide supporting documentation.
  • The MLT and Nursing programs have special expenses unique to those programs.  Students in either of these programs as identified by the MLT and Nursing departments will have these special expenses added.
  • Students in the auto program will have tool expenses added to their COA.

Click here to view the amounts of these non-standard budget components.

Starting July 1, 2010, federal regulations require the Financial Aid Office to reduce the Room and Board allowance if the student is receiving a BAH housing Allowance.

**If the estimated expenses of the COA is not reflective of the student's actual expenses, the student may request an adjustment of the COA by contacting his or her Financial Aid Officer.  the COA may be adjusted on a case by case basis upon submission of documentation showing justification.

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