On the Layout tab, you select the layout options for your bill payment form. The tab is composed of two parts. First, you select the sections that appear on the bill payment form and then you determine the payment amount and convenience fee options.
Under Which sections do you want to display on your form? select the instructions and payment sections you want to appear on the form.
For the instructions checkboxes you select, you enter the instructional text that you want to appear on the Content tab.
Tip: Because the payment options are required, the Payment Amount checkbox is selected for you.
Under Which payment amount option do you want to display?, decide if you want to enable student relations and/or students to pay only the amount due or a partial amount.
Tip: Payers can review their billing statement in NetClassroom for the amount due before they enter how much they want to pay on the bill pay form. The payment fields on the bill pay form in NetClassroom do not automatically populate billing information.
Then, you select if you want to have a comment box on the form and if yes, if the comment is required.
For the Make a comment box a required field, if you allow student relations to choose between paying the amount due or an amount they choose, you can select to have the comment box appear Always or only for when they pay a partial amount.
Under Which payment methods do you want to allow payers to use?, you decide if you want to enable student relations to pay the student bill by online check only, credit card only, or if you will allow both.
Warning: Before you set up your convenience fees, we recommend you check the laws in your state to confirm what you can and cannot charge for convenience fees. For example, some states do not allow a convenience fee for only one type of online payment.
Under What amount do you want to charge for the convenience fee?, you can select to charge a flat rate or percentage of the payment amount due. Then, enter the amount or percentage for the fee.
Tip: You will only see both the online check and credit card boxes if you allow payers to use both. If you do allow both, you will also see the option to charge no convenience fee for either credit cards or online checks.
Note: The convenience fee you charge payers is downloaded to Student Billing when you manage transactions but is not recorded on the student or payer's record in Student Billing. Instead, on the payment record in Student Billing you can see the convenience fee on the Attributes/Notes tab. Also, on the Online Express Bill Pay page, you can review a summary of convenience fees from recent deposits. However, if you set up Student Billing as student centric, for the payer, one convenience fee is charged for the entire transaction. When you manage transactions in Student Billing from Online Express Bill Pay and create payments, the entire convenience fee appears for each student's payment record, on the Attributes/Notes tab. Therefore, if you run a query of all convenience fees by the Attributes/Notes tab of payment records, you will not receive an accurate convenience fee total. Instead, use the Online Express Bill Pay page to see an accurate summary of total convenience fees.
At the top of the Bill Pay Form Setup screen, click Content to move to the Content Tab.
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