Designed with our end users in mind, PaySchools Mobile provides parents with a simplified mobile payment solution. It provides parents with the ability to manage their students’ accounts, fund lunch accounts, and pay required and optional fees from their mobile device.

Ability to opt in and manage email reminders regarding their student’s accounts making it easy to remember to replenish lunch accounts or pay time sensitive fees.
Add and manage multiple payment methods easily through the payment screen, or via camera
Easily manage multiple student accounts or add patrons across multiple districts.
Manage Notifications types and methods
Review current lunch balances, add funds to current balances, review your meal transaction history, manage meal restrictions, review bonus balances and rules.

PaySchools is a software development company specializing in integrated payment technology solutions for public and private schools across the US.

Your school district needs to have PaySchools Central installed for you to use. You will want to have an account already created at before downloading this app.

What’s New

Version 3.3.2021

Updates have been made to the pre-order back end processing. No user interface changes have been made for this release.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Smileylilangel ,

Bring back reports in the app!!!

This is a good app except for the fact that you now need to have a pdf or excel report sent to you instead of being able to view it easily on the app like you use to do. Why change something good to bad? It looks like I'm not the only one either complaining. It's so much more of a hassle now! Change it back!!!

xforms82 ,

Changed for the worse

PayForIt was basic, but it worked
PaySchoolsCentral is buggy and has been from the start.

It always offers to help me apply for reduced price lunch. I always click “do not show again”. It always shows again.

It had due dates wrong for my kids’ school. They claim it was a school issue, but in light of other bugs, I’m disinclined to believe them.

Right now it keeps telling me that I need to update before using the app. I click update, it takes me to the App Store, then nothing happens. I’ve tried this 6 times now and no update.

Beyond the bugs, the layout of both the website and the app aren’t intuitive for me. It took a while to find the transaction history, and now I can’t just see it in the app, they have to email me a report.

Also frustrating that I can’t select which students to receive low-balance alerts for. One kid goes half-day and does not eat lunch at school. I either have to accept getting a low-balance alert for her every single day, or not get any alerts for my other kids at all. (This one was an issue with PayForIt as well)

I know there were other frustrating things that I’ve forgotten right now. Please fix the app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, we have released an update today to store the reduced lunch application popup from showing over and over, this is now saved with your user profile and will not show once you choose "do not show again".

I appreciate, and agree, with your ideas to preview the reports without needing to email them and work towards an enhancement for the notifications to allow for different options for each child.

Carriew0630 ,

Got worse with updates

I like that I can add funds to my child’s account, but why do I have to have a report emailed to me to see what he’s spending everyday. It used to just be listed in the account which is why I check the app!! Why can’t you bring back the transaction lists and also have an email report option!??

App Privacy

The developer, Data Business Systems, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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