Secure payment processing for simpler fee management
MMS makes it easy for schools and parents to manage fees for tuition, lunch, sports, and miscellaneous activities with payment processing and direct access for parents through the same Parent Portal they use to check grades, homework, and attendance. Providing an online payment portal is one of the most effective steps a school or district can take to reduce the time and effort needed to process school fees, to get timely access to funds, and to engage parents and students in school activities.
The MMS Payment Portal provides:
Flexible options, and great rates on processing fees. The MMS Payment Portal allows schools to configure their fee-processing so it best supports their parents and users. Parents can pay tuition, school and library fees, or fund lunch accounts with credit, debit, or electronic check (ACH). Schools can decide how fees are configured, and who will be responsible for them.
Real-time access to funds. By providing each school or district with their own merchant account, the MMS Payment Portal ensures that payments are made available almost immediately. This makes both parents and school personnel happy, as parents won’t be surprised months down the road by a check that has just cleared, and schools will have immediate access to funds.
Offering flexible payment options to include all families. The MMS Payment Portal not only supports electronic checks, credit cards, and debit cards, but also allows schools to extend their own payment plans to families that need to pay bills over time by scheduling automatic withdrawals against fees. MMS also makes it easy for families to fund accounts that students can draw on as needed.
Tight integration with your student information system. The network of services that make up the MMS Payment Portal have been integrated for more than a decade. Their relationship with Softerware, one of the largest processors of non-profit payments in the country, gives MMS access to mature technology and expertise that ties directly into their student information platform. Student, family, lunch and fee data are kept up to date, in real-time, all the time.
Security. The MMS Payment Portal is PCI compliant, isolates each account within its own merchant account, and works with SafeSave- a payment processor known for its security and dependability.
Integration with cafeteria management. MMS has been working with Lunchtime Software for more than 7 years, and is tightly integrated into their cafeteria point-of-sale system so student accounts, health alerts, and menu restrictions are all kept up to date instantly. Our goal is to eliminate the need for the “cheese sandwich,” due to under-funded lunch accounts.
… and it’s easy to get started. Computer Resources will walk you through a straightforward implementation process and have your school up and running in a matter of days. After filling out a few forms and taking a couple hours of training, you will have an integrated fee-tracking system and payment portal for your whole school community.
For more information, visit us online at www.cri-mms.com, or call 888.665.4046.