NOTE: The student ID number in the new system is the same number that students had been using in the cafeteria.
The old online payment portal (MySchoolBucks) charged a fee of $2.00 for each transaction. MealTime’s fee is based on 4.9% of the total transaction. The bulk of the transactions are typically in the $25 to $40 range which keeps fees lower for those payments. For example, a $25 payment has a fee of $1.22 and a $40 payment has a fee of $1.96. Other benefits to this new system is it is a turnkey system that brings with it the security agent to encrypt all of the data (and the credit card processor and merchant bank), online free and reduced application processing, as well as a call center to help parents with lost passwords, charge-backs, etc.
NOTE: Other payment options are still available by either sending in a check or cash to be applied to a student’s account.