Once the payment has successfully posted, we will notify you of payment. We will send a notification of money successfully moving when a payment enters the “Pending” state (funds authorized, but not taken) or the “Settled” state (funds withdrawn). We will only send you one notification per payment.

We will abstain from sending you notifications for a variety of situations in attempt to help you make good software design choices on your side.

We will NOT send you notifications for failed payments for the following reasons:

We will NOT send you notifications for refund or voids for the following reasons:

A program designed to accept a notification and act upon the data inside it is called a notification receiver. This program needs to have a publicly accessible URL that accepts a standard HTTP POST. It is not required to set up encryption on this connection as we do not send any sensitive2 data in the transmission.

The following data is sent to you in the transmission:

Key Value
transaction_id Unique, SchoolPay assigned identifier on the transaction.
posted_amount The amount you sent to us with the customer.
total_amount This is the full amount of the transaction.

Please check out the SchoolPay Checkout sample program for a practical demonstration of how to use our service.

1 Value that controls program execution flow

2 “Sensitive” terms of PCI compliance. Implementers may deem some pieces of information as sensitive and would then elect to use an encrypted connection to communicate with SchoolPay.

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