Smart Tuition Releases New Online Portal for Payments and Donations called Buy Now Give Now

August 05, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Woodbridge, New Jersey - August 5, 2015 - Smart Tuition, the country's largest independently-owned tuition management company, announces the release its Buy Now Give Now online donation and payment portal. The new service is provided as part of the Smart Tuition management program for private K-12 schools. It is designed to help schools collect donations and payments from the general public by accessing the payment portal from a school's website.

Buy Now Give Now offers administrators many unique payment portal features. School administrators can set up individual items for payment without having to wait for assistance. They pick the color theme and parameters for purchases. Graphics, photos, and messages can be uploaded to describe items. For items that require taxes, a tax calculator is built into the program; and donors can schedule recurring donations from their bank account or credit cards.

Once a school sets up the items or donations on pages, the pages get linked to the school website or student information system site. Give Now donation options are often placed on advancement or support pages for donors to click and give. Buy Now items can be placed on various pages on a school website; for example sporting event tickets or equipment could be available under Athletics; summer camp and uniforms could be available under Summer Sessions. School families or community members go to the website and make payments and donations quickly and easily. Administrators can easily view purchase and donation data in online and downloadable reports.

In addition to the new Buy Now Give Now feature, Smart Tuition's program includes: Invoicing of tuition and fees, online account records for family payers, multiple payment plan choices, a variety of methods for payment, 24 hour customer service, late payer follow up services for past due accounts, and mobile applications and responsive design for use on Apple and Android tablets and phones. The company also offers Smart Aid, a financial aid need assessment process designed to help schools faithfully allocate financial aid awards to appropriate families.

Matt Knapp, President and CEO of Smart Tuition is certain that adding Buy Now Give Now to the Smart Tuition program will please schools tremendously. "Our client schools have been asking for a payment portal for many years. Buy Now Give Now goes above and beyond expectations because it solves many concerns that schools have with other portals and it makes it really easy for families and community members to pay and make recurring donations."

Founded in 1989, Smart Tuition is a leader in providing a robust student billing and payments processing platform through its SaaS school accounts receivables offering. The company was ranked the 18th fastest growing company in the education sector in Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing companies issue. Smart Tuition supports the educational mission of Catholic, faith based, and independent private schools across the United States.

For more information about Smart Tuition, please visit our website at: or contact
Marla Leung, Director of Communications
Smart Tuition
(941) 302-4304

Financial Solutions for Schools and Parents
10 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 200
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(866) 395-2986

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