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energyhill Makes a Mobile App to Simplify Tuition Payments

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 9, 2021

With stable payment aggregation and ease of monitoring under TuitionEP, Renton Prep Christian School saved over 80,000 dollars in processing and overhead costs in 2020.

FREMONT, CA: Tuition Education Platform helps schools to receive classes and payments from parents via the iOS and Android applications. The software, which individual students can market, has raised over 3.3 million dollars in school fees and fees for public institutions since it was founded in 2018, saving schools more than six figures on school administration along the way.

energyhill Creative Marketing and Design Firm, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, led the marketing, design, and production of TuitionEP (TEP) to help schools and administrators receive payments and simplify conventional parenting processes.

Tuition Payments Made Simple

TuitionEP is an easy-to-use app that provides a quick payment solution for parents. Collect payments quickly and safely to any college, club, or association. With stable payment aggregation and ease of monitoring under TuitionEP, Renton Prep Christian School saved over 80,000 dollars in processing and overhead costs in 2020.

"As a parent of four, the frustration we had led to the creation of TEP," Dr. Ryan Lowe, Founder, TuitionEP.com said. "We haven't written checks for years, and schools need something easy and app driven to improve the payment experience. Our solution is an app that allows freedom for parents to pay or autopay any time not just when banks are open. TuitionEP solves this simple need and saves schools and organizations money in the process."

Stress-Free Transactions

With TuitionEP, parents connect their chosen payment method and make payments to only a few swipes. In addition to tuition fees, schools use the app to raise fees for field trips, school lunches, athletics, and other activity fees.

Other functions include:

  • Multi-user payment options.
  • Swipe N'Pay
  • Financial summary report.
  • Check payment history.
  • Evergreen enrollment.
  • Safe options for payment.

TEP uses the Stripe payment network to ensure safe and secure payments. Both transactions are audited by the PCI Quality Security Assessor (QSA). Pay choices include: check and deposit accounts, debit or credit cards, and even international transfers.

Brandable Tuition Platform

Schools can tailor the software and create a branded experience. Add the school logo, colors, school statistics, and make the site ideal for students' parents. "Schools and organizations should want to keep all of their tools looking and aligning with their brand," Dr. Lowe said. "Administrators can upload their logo and colors and the app will align with their brand, keeping everything consistent."

Future of TuitionEP

The TuitionEP Roadmap includes a development strategy for self-service payment exports (completed in 2020), dashboards, bulk editing, field trips, improved user design and functionality, collaboration with accounting and accounting applications, and many more. "The next large update for TEP 2.0 is going to be a game changer for the industry," added Dr. Lowe. "2020 was a wakeup call for education. We want to help schools and organizations be ready for what's coming."