Effective immediately, the District is pleased to offer parents the ability to manage their child’s meal account and school fees over the Internet by using PayForIt.net, an online school management tool. PayForIt.net may be accessed via this website or www.payforit.net.
Detailed information on how to enroll online is available above.
This service benefits schools, parents and students. Cashiers will spend much less time taking deposits at the serving line, parents do not have to worry about the money not reaching school and students never have to worry about not having money to pay for lunch.
There is an internet convenience fee (ICF) charged for each transaction. The ICF is 4.3% of the amount of the transaction. For example if you add $20.00 to your child’s lunch account the fee assessed will be $0.86, making the total amount charged to your credit card $20.86. This fee is not collected for Otsego’s benefit. This is the actual fee charged by the credit card company for use of the online system.
With PayForIt.net, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child’s account, view their child’s account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child’s account, set up e-mail notifications when their child’s account falls below a certain dollar amount, or see what the child has purchased on their account for up to the last 30 days. PayForIt.net integrates seamlessly with the district software so when money is deposited it should be available for kids with in 2 hours in most cases. If you have multiple children enrolled in the District, you can add money to each child’s account during the same transaction.
Transactions processed by PayForIt.net are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link, SSL, technology with Digicert. With this technology, schools can be assured that all student information, credit card information and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure.
If you wish to use a Mac computer to process a transaction, you must use the Firefox internet browser; PayForIt.net is not currently compatible with Safari. You may download Firefox for free by visitingwww.mozilla.com.
If you choose not to use PayForIt.net for credit card transactions or ACH Electronic Check, the District continues to accept cash and checks at each school cafeteria and for the payment of school fees.