Credit Card Fees

  • Due to increasing processing costs, effective July 1, 2021, Fargo Public Schools will implement a 3.99% processing fee on payments made over $200 for charges not related to student registration, food services or student activities such as:

    • Rentals
    • Shed Sales
    • Tuition
    • Advertising
    • Printing

    Fargo Public Schools will continue to offer other payment methods, including cash and paper checks, which carry no additional charges.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why are you making this change?
    While credit and debit card payments offer convenience, the cost to accept payments continues to increase. In an effort to control these rising costs, we are no longer able to absorb the entire cost of processing fees.

    Do other schools charge for credit card payments?
    Most government entities, including public school districts, charge a similar or higher fee.

    If I decide to use the credit card option to make a payment, how will I know how much the fees will cost?
    When you process an online credit card payment you will receive a notice of the fees charged prior to completion of the transaction.

    Is the convenience fee refundable?
    No. The convenience fee is a non-refundable charge.