Aeries Web Version now has an integrated Financials system that allows schools and districts to manage billing and payment of tuition and other fees charged to students. Aeries has teamed with Edbacker™ to create a unique integration that not only allows students to pay their fees online, but also allows them to create a payment portal to crowd-source the funds. This means that friends, relatives, and others can safely and securely donate money toward a student's fees using Edbacker's fundraising platform, and it all integrates seamlessly with Aeries.
Aeries users with appropriate permissions are able to manage fee transactions, process payments, create Edbacker payment portals on behalf of students, and create monthly payment schedules. Parents and students can also view recent financial transactions and access the Edbacker payment portal via the Aeries Student and Parent Portal.
The Aeries Financials feature can also be utilized without the Edbacker integration to record fees, set up a payment schedule, and keep a running balance for the student without the automated payments or crowd-sourcing.
Since Aeries Financials has similar features to Fees and Fines, a district rule may be turned on to utilize Financials exclusively. With this box checked, any pages or functions related to Fees and Fines will be hidden in the navigation, or will be adjusted to use Financials instead.