Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to make a payment?
You need access to a phone or the Internet, a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express), your student’s ID number and the bureau code for your school. The website is and the phone number is 1-866-549-1010. There is a link to the Certified Payments website here and on each of the school websites. The link includes a drop-down menu listing each school. Simply choose the school your child attends. Then follow the simple prompts by using the next button and filling in the information requested. There are seven simple steps in the process listed on the right hand side of the webpage.
Where do I get my student's ID number?
Every student has an ID number that stays the same throughout his or her school years. Most students know their number. The number is printed on the invoice for textbook fees. Parents of students in middle or high school can find the number on the Parent Internet Viewer letter they received last year. Certified Payments does not know your student's number.
How much does it cost?
Certified Payments charges a fee of three percent of the total for each transaction. The amount is automatically figured in when you make the payment.
What fees are covered?
You can pay school fees at the elementary level as well as fees for KidsClub and Early Learning Academy. Middle school parents can pay school fees, yearbook and transportation fees. Penn parents can pay for school fees, the yearbook, student parking pass, the Spectrum literary magazine, student athletic ticket and student directory.
Can I make one payment for multiple items?
At this time you must pay for each item separately and print a receipt for each one. The company is working on creating a shopping cart so that you can choose different items and pay for them all at one time.
Is it safe to pay online?
Certified Payments uses the latest and best encryption software to assure that your personal information is safe and secure. The security symbol is seen at the bottom of your web browser when you are on their secure site.
What if I’m making a payment and have a problem?
Certified Payments provides support at
What about paying for lunch?
Starting September 1, you will be able to deposit money into your student’s account at MySchoolBucks.com using a Visa or MasterCard. You will need the student’s ID number and a valid e-mail address to utilize this service. The site charges a flat fee of $1.95 per school transaction.
What are the benefits of paying for lunch online?
MyLunchMoney.com provides information on what your student purchased and how much money they have spent for the last seven days. This site can e-mail you when the student’s account falls below $5. Parents can set daily or weekly limits to control a child’s spending and can also make decisions about how the money can be used, for instance restricting the use of ala carte spending.
More information on MySchoolBucks.com
How do I pay for my Community Education Course Online?
Your first step is to complete the Online Registration Form which can be found on the Community Education page of the P-H-M website. After completing and submitting the registration form, you will receive a receipt to be printed and a link for accessing the online Certified Payments site. Complete the online payment in the 7 step process and you are registered for class.
Here are the bureau codes to make sure your payment goes to the right place.
3520402 - Early Learning Mary Frank
7579652 - Early Learning Horizon
3984163 - Kids Club
4911497 - Bittersweet
2253338 - Elm Road
3155920 - Elsie Rogers
3175495 - Horizon
1638323 - Madison
9209083 - Mary Frank
4068108 - Meadow’s Edge
8976874 - Moran
9438559 - Northpoint
6553129 - Prairie Vista
5586720 - Walt Disney
3264498 - Discovery
2671290 - Grissom
9651339 - Schmucker
1094812 - Penn High School
5353056 - Community Education