Item Provider API

This solution is ideal for getting your fees into the Payment Center. When the parent logs into our system, SchoolPay calls your Item Provider server with a password and a student ID, and your server returns an array of JSON-encoded items. These items then are purchased by the parents, and a webhook notifies your service of payments made so that your service can update its records.

To do this, you must implement an HTTP request at an arbitrary URL that takes a single student’s ID and a shared secret, validates the secret, and returns a JSON-encoded array of item objects (individual item fields are located in the checkout document).

Incoming Request
POST /items.php HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Your Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx
Content-Type: application/json

    "amount": 20.00,
    "partial_amount": 20.00,
    "title": "Computer Science Course Fees",
    "description": "Course Fee Computer Science",
    "sln": "101",
    "chart_of_accounts_account": "501",
    "custom_fields": {
        "fee_id": "F956AFD9-AD69-404E-90C8-CF9E502E332D"

This very simple exchange is all that’s required to get your fees into SchoolPay.


You can provide a 30x30 pixel image to appear beside your items in the Payment Center. This is configurable on our side when your integration is initially configured.

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