The College is very happy to inform our families that we have introduced a new credit card payment facility accessible via our website called PayWay. This is a secure Westpac Bank site and is extremely user friendly. Many of you will already have used similar payment facilities to this when paying other bills. The link is now active and can be accessed directly from our website under ‘Enrolments’ and then ‘Fee Payments’. Please have your College Family Code ready – this can be found at the top right corner of your Fee Statement.
Automated phone payments by Credit Card will also be available from late November by calling 1300 885 175. When using this method please ensure you have the College’s Biller Code 203554 and your Family Code ready. Payments from bank accounts can be processed using PayWay, however you will need to contact our office to process.
With this new facility now in place, from 2015 the College will no longer be using the current external third party provider (Ezypay) to process recurring fee payments. All 2015 Fee Statements will be issued early January and will again offer you an option for weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or yearly payments from either a bank account or credit card. Please note that yearly payments will be due by 6 February in order to be eligible for a 5% discount. You will required to select the option which best suits your budget and return the signed form before the end of Week 1 on 30 January. This will allow the College to set up the payment schedules for all of our families on the new PayWay facility and commence the first instalments in Week 2 in order to finalise school fees by the end of Term 4 (03/12/2015).
As the end of the school year is now only 4 weeks away, we must remind everyone that all 2014 fee accounts must be finalised by Thursday 4 December. Those families currently using our direct debit facility will notice (with joy) the last of their payments being deducted. Any family requiring a final balance to settle their account should contact our office.
Many families are thinking ahead and have recently been requesting that we continue their direct debit payments over the holiday period in order to reduce their 2015 instalment amount. Other families have requested this continuation as they will have an increase in annual fees in 2015 due to an additional child starting school or their child going into Secondary. If you would also like to continue payments over this period, then please phone or email me now at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Please note that the amount and frequency of these payments are at your discretion and are not governed by your current instalment schedule.
If you have any questions at all regarding any of the above or any other fee related matter, please always feel free to contact me. I’m here to assist you in any way I can.
Penny White, Accounts Receivable Department