Student Meal Payment System

  • SchoolCafé is the new online school meal payments and application for educational benefits. SchoolCafé provides a number of key features you will find beneficial including:

    • View your student's school meal account balance
    • Review daily spending and purchases
    • Access from any computer 24/7
    • Low balance email reminders
    • Automatic payments


    Create an account

    Parents will need to create a new account with SchoolCafé. Visit schoolcafe.com and follow the instructions below to create an account:

    REGISTRATION

    1. Select Create an Account.
    2. Select I'm a Parent and click Next.
    3. Enter your name and contact information and then select Next.
    4. Create a username and password.
    5. Set up a security question and answer.
    6. Read and accept the Terms & Conditions, and select Create My Account.

    ADD STUDENT(S)

    1. At the top of the dashboard, select Add a Student.
    2. Enter your student's information as requested.
    3. Select Search & Verify Student.
    4. Verify the student found is accurate and select Add this Student.

     MAKE A PAYMENT

    1. At the top of the dashboard, select Make a Payment.
    2. Enter payment dollar amounts for each student as desired and select Checkout.
    3. On the checkout screen, confirm the total and select a payment method.
    4. Select Submit to complete the payment. Funds are typically available at the student's school within 20 minutes.

    HOW TO SET UP AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS

    1. From your Dashboard, locate an individual student on your account and select the blue text next to ‘Automatic Payment’ (the text will say either ‘Not Set’ or ‘Set for …’).
    2. In the first field, enter a balance threshold. This tells SchoolCafé how low the student’s balance must be before a low balance alert is sent to you. 
    3. In the next field, enter how often you would like to receive a reminder that the student’s balance is below the threshold. This is helpful in case you miss an email or alert.
    4. Select a payment source or select to add a new card. 
    5. In the last field, confirm the date that the Automatic Payment will expire. (NOTE: this date should be before your payment source expires, if possible)
    6. Select Save.

    HOW TO SET UP LOW BALANCE ALERTS

    1. From your Dashboard, locate an individual student and select the blue text next to ‘Low Balance Alert’ (the text will say either ‘Not Set’ or ‘Set for …’).
    2. In the first field, enter a balance threshold. This tells SchoolCafé how low the student’s balance must be before a low balance alert is sent to you.
    3. In the next field, enter how often you would like to receive a reminder that the student’s balance is below the threshold. This is helpful in case you miss an email or alert.
    4. Select Save.