As students and their parents are increasingly immersed in the digital payments age, and as education becomes a life-long continuous endeavor, education institutions need to be able to compete with commercial brands that provide online services and payments. This is especially true of higher education institutions who are increasingly attended by generations used to doing everything on their cell phones, real time..

The Now Generation

When students can send money to each other on their cellphones, keep bank accounts without ever entering a bank, and pay for pizza without ever seeing paper money or writing a check, they deem their schools behind the times if they can’t do the same thing on-campus. This impacts student confidence that their education is up to date, which in turn impacts student retention rates. Fortunately, we have a variety of solutions to help educational institutions meet their student body’s needs.


Whether private or public, K-12 schools are often under pressure to collect lunch money and tuition from parents who no longer even have paper checks.  We can provide online portals or mobile apps to parents to monitor and fund students’ lunch accounts, pay tuition with one click, securely message teachers or school administrators, provide behavioral reward programs, etc., as well as dashboard for administrators to manage all these services.

Higher Education

We have deployed educational payment ecosystems that provide students with accounts that can be funded to pay tuition, student services, and in-and-out-of-campus participating businesses, parents with dashboards to see balances and purchase history, and administrators with portals to manage vendors and businesses that participate in the ecosystem. Benefits include reduction of credit card fees, providing additional revenue to institutions that increasingly rely on credit card processing, as well as cost-effective ways to manage their grants and scholarships funds distributions without the costs of actual money disbursements.

Continuing Education

Many adults are increasingly taking online courses to further their education and learn new skills. Our experience in eCommerce integrations means that we can provide online payment capabilities, cost optimization, loyalty and rewards programs. Increasingly, educational content is competing with entertainment and consumerism for people’s attention and wallet. We help institutions implement and manage their online commerce at the same level as Fortune 500 brands.

It’s a Brave New World...

The commoditization of education might mean some growing pains and adaptation to traditionally commercial enterprise, but it also opens up opportunities to wider audiences and helps make higher education more accessible.  Not only do we understand these challenges and opportunities, but we have a lot of experience implementing solutions that fit your needs. Give us a call to find out how we can work together. Carpe Diem!

Over the past decade, we’ve built advanced technology solutions that have focused on improving a merchant’s ability to transact with its customers. 

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