Phone: (616) 786-1100

e-Funds

Dear Parents,

West Ottawa Public Schools is pleased to introduce a new on-line payment program called e-Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for those who choose to make payments on-line for various programs and is extremely user friendly. Not only will you have the ability to have payments electronically withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school’s website.

The e-Funds for Schools electronic payment service is provided to the school by a third party service provider with absolutely NO convenience fee to you. The system does carry a Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) charge if the payment is faulty.

You are in full control of your account and can make a payment at any time that is convenient for you. No payments will be allowed without your knowledge and authorization through this secure payment system. By providing your home and/or work email address, an email notification informing you of the student’s name, purpose of the payment, and the amount of the item will be sent to you each time that a payment is to be processed. The e-Funds for Schools site is secure and uses industry standard data encryption. The district does not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.

Please click on the e-Funds link and follow the instructions to set up your account. When asked to enter a family ID please enter your primary telephone number in this format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx. You also may make payments on behalf of yourself. If you have any questions, please call Nate Harvey at (616) 786-2050, extension 2079, or e-Funds Customer Service.

e-Funds link

 

How does e-Funds for Schools work?

  • Families set up and maintain their own logins, passwords, and payment preferences. Your account information is retained in a password-protected file.
  • e-Funds For Schools will help to eliminate last minute check writing hassles, improve efficiencies, and help cut costs for both you and the school district
  • On-line payments will help eliminate the worry that your children could lose or forget the money intended for school items or that it might be spent on other non-school related items.
  • Payments from a credit card or checking account may easily be set up.
  • Parents/guardians may establish a reoccurring payment or may opt to make a one-time payment.
  • The program offers various types of payment to families including preschool payments. The system may be expanded to include other fees as well.
  • Your payment history for the year is available with a click of the mouse.

 

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