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Enabling Credit Card Payments

OpenApply integrates with the following credit card payment gateways:

  • Stripe
  • Cybersource
  • Braintree
  • Hosted PCI
  • PayPal Express Checkout

These providers remit payment in regular periods and each charge processing fees. They handle the credit card information securely and allow OpenApply to remain PCI-compliant (i.e. OpenApply does not touch or store credit card information). It is necessary to contact the payment gateways directly to find out which one best suits your needs.

To configure credit card payments in OpenApply, it is necessary to establish an account with one of these supported providers. Login to your account with the provider to find the keys and IDs needed for OpenApply.

Once you have enabled credit card payments in OpenApply and added the required keys, follow the instructions here to enable payments on a form.

You may wish to submit a small test payment to ensure that the credit card integration has been configured correctly. Some of the payment gateways also provide test keys and test credit card details.

Once credit card payments are enabled, if a parent chooses to pay by credit card while completing a form (or if credit card is the only payment method enabled), they will be required to enter their card details to make the payment, before they submit the form.

Applicant View - Invoices & Fees

If credit card processing has been enabled, parents with Outstanding or Past Due invoices will have the option to Pay Now.

Once the required credit card information has been entered into the form and the Make Payment button has been clicked by the parent, the credit card will be processed by the selected credit card processor. If the payment is successful, the invoice will be automatically reconciled and marked as Paid.