have to create a separate account for each of my children?
No. You only have to fund one account. Create one account and add all students for whom you are paying to that umbrella account. The money will be shared between the students.
limit how much my child spends at school?
Yes, you can budget spending by
school activity (cafeteria, bookstore, etc.) so that students cannot spend more
than the approved amount. However, you don’t have to limit spending if you
don’t want to.
will I know how much money is in my account?
To get a current balance, simply log on to the site. You can also receive email notification via computer or text message to your phone. You set the minimum balance the account must reach before you get a notice.
My student wants to be able to log on to look at spending. However I don’t want them to be able to add money to the account, change budgets, or pay for anything. Is that possible?
Of course, that safeguard is already built into the Student Account. Students can look at reports but can’t change anything.
How do I know if an unauthorized user is using my account?
MoneyLink’s cash register feature provides security. A school photo, the students name and other information is displayed on the screen at time of purchase so the cashier has more information to determine whether the purchase is authorized. In addition, you can suspend use of the card temporarily if you believe it is lost or if you or your student go on vacation.
automatically fund the account on a regular basis or when a certain balance is
Yes. Set up a recurring payments schedule. When
the preset dollar amount or the preset date arrives, the system automatically
adds additional funds.
I take payments using MoneyLink?
MoneyLink allows you to take
payments over the web or in person. Soon
you will also be able to accept transactions over the phone using an automated
types of payments can I accept?
MoneyLink allows you to take payments using credit cards, debit cards, electronic checks, paper checks, or cash.
will I know how much money has been spent in the school district and how much
has been collected from parents?
This is quite simple. MoneyLink provides all of the reporting required to balance and reconcile your books. Reports are available in a variety of formats.
How do we enter information for items or services that are payable through MoneyLink?
An intuitive, simple interface enables the user to enter items that are payable either on-line or in person through MoneyLink.
Can I restrict access to information available to administrators, teachers, staff, and others within the school?
Yes. MoneyLink includes a tiered access system
that allows each user to see only the information that you want them to
charge a fee to users of the system?
Yes, a convenience fee can be charged by the school district to cover MoneyLink costs or a portion of them. The school district and parents can work together to pay for use of the system.
MoneyLink was designed from the ground up to make school districts more efficient and thus save money. You may find that MoneyLink’s cost is outweighed by efficiency gains and cost reductions district wide. You may also be able to make money off interest on prepays or generate money using MoneyLink’s fundraising tools.
students on the free and reduced lunch program.
How can MoneyLink help with these students?
MoneyLink can actually assist in maintaining compliance in this area. Through use of MoneyLink, their anonymity will be protected. They will use the same system and the same method to make payments as all of the other students in the school system.
I implement MoneyLink?
With ease! Just contact us, and we will assist