Central Community High School is participating in an Internet payment service that is now available to the families of our students. The school district has partnered with the office of the Illinois State Treasurer to offer a new service called E-Pay. The E-Pay program was launched by State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka to bring credit card acceptance capability to school districts, counties, and local governmental units in the State of Illinois. Parents can still pay for student fees at the high school office anytime. However, the E-Pay electronic payment service provides around-the-clock convenience to families and increases the level of service offered by the district. It provides another opportunity for parents to pay fees to the school and finance payment in a convenient manner for your household. Families of Central Community High School students will be able to pay student textbook rental, course fees, and activity fees using the new E-Pay service. The E-Pay service is the most recent example of the ongoing effort at Central Community High School to offer the most innovative and convenient payment methods available. E-Pay will accept payments over the Internet with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. A transaction, or user fee, is added to the payment amount for the convenience of the Internet service. Central Community High School does not receive any revenue from the convenience fee and the service is offered at no cost to the school district. Payments are being accepted now and parents can access the E-Pay site through the Central Community High School website at www.centralcougars.org by clicking on Textbook and Activity Fee Payments. The simple to follow instructions listed below will assist you in making their payment in a convenient manner. If you have any questions regarding the E-Pay system, please contact the school office.Sincerely,
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ILLINOIS FUNDS E-PAY SYSTEM
To pay your Central Community High School textbook rental, course fees, yearbook costs, or activity fees online using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express:
1. Log on by clicking here: http://www.illinoisepay.com/epay/GetSite?cmd=get&siteId=318
2. Click on the "Textbooks and Activity Fees" link near the bottom of the page.
3. Fill in the student and payment information as prompted.
4. Receive a payment confirmation number for your records. * There will be a convenience fee charge for using this system.
A full convenience fee disclosure statement is available on the website.