Why should you choose MyPaymentsPlus for your online payments system? After reading a few of these benefits, you'll be asking, "Why not?"
Increase program participation and reduce collection efforts
MyPaymentsPlus offers an easy-to-use, fully integrated system that allows parents to complete all school-related payments online. Parents have the convenience of knowing what is available, while districts have an easy way to manage and reconcile all school-related payments.
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Allow parents to make meal payments using a card or e-check with real-time updates to the POS. View purchase history, receive low balance alerts, or setup recurring payments from anywhere, at any time.
Allow parents or guests to pay for all school-related items such as yearbooks, field trips, donations, and parking permits. Customize items with images, digital forms, partial payments, discount codes, and more.
Invoice specific students for items owed such as
damaged textbooks or overdue library books. Send automated e-mails to parents when fees are posted or approaching their deadline.
Allow parents not only to make a payment, but also select the date and time they wish to take the exam. Apply special pricing rules such as one-time registration fees and eligibility-based pricing to exams.
Being a parent is hard enough and worrying about the when, what, and how creates an even greater challenge. This is where MyPaymentsPlus comes in... a simple website that eliminates the unknown and allows parents to pay for everything in one place, with just a few easy clicks.
Let’s also look at this scenario from the district’s perspective. 50+ million students are enrolled in schools today. These schools are sending paper letters home with students, collecting cash, writing receipts, and tracking registrations. In addition, schools are dealing with bounced checks, refund requests, and scariest of all, the financial risks associated with every day cash-handling.
MyPaymentsPlus simplifies this entire process, giving parents transparency into what is owed, streamlining payments, sending automatic receipts, and providing easy-to-understand rosters and financial reporting.
Whether a parent or a district administrator, you have something special in common... you care about your children, your time, and the safety of your funds. Horizon Software’s MyPaymentsPlus program offers a win-win solution that helps with these things both parents and administrators value most.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), located northeast of Atlanta, is the largest school district in Georgia. It is comprised of 130 schools with a student population of more than 160,000. GCPS is a long-term user of Horizon’s front-of-the-house solution and has had success with MyPaymentsPlus for online meal payments. The district enjoys a high level of online payment participation with approximately 34% of the student population using MyPaymentsPlus for meal payments.Read the whole story
Adding the school fees and activities to meal pay plus has given parents more flexibility on how they can pay and put the control in their hands. No more worrying if their child will remember to turn in the check or waiting for the check to clear the bank.
MyPaymentsPlus is a great help in collecting money for school activities without the teachers having to deal with cash and checks in their classroom.
MyPaymentsPlus has revolutionized bookkeeping in Gwinnett County! It has freed up so much time...not only for our bookkeepers but also for our teachers who can now focus more on teaching and learning.
MyPaymentsPlus is a big hit with the parents.
The reporting is absolutely wonderful, it has so many filters so information comes out of the system exactly how we want to see it. It really helps us with decision-making on running our program and what is actually happening at the schools. Everybody we have ever called for support at Horizon has been wonderful. I would recommend Horizon to anyone looking to switch to a more user-friendly system.
One of the biggest impacts we’ve seen with MyPaymentsPlus is saved time. Our bookkeepers don’t have to spend time counting and recounting money. Also, when we can cut down on the volume of cash in schools, we can reduce opportunities for theft, misplaced payments, or other security concerns that could lead to lost revenue.
With several options in the market, choosing a system to handle all of your school-related payments can be a tough decision. Our e-book of the top 10 questions to consider will help you make a wise decision.find out more
With several options in the market, choosing a system to handle all of your school-related payments can be a tough decision. Our e-book of the top 10 questions to consider will help you make a wise decision.