Larger organization such as universities or colleges may wish to provide online payment via 3rd party services such as those provided by banks or organizations like PayPal, Authorize.Net, RBS WorldPay or CyberSource. The payment interface may be provided for internal use (e.g. for student-only use), or opened up for external access to allow parents to make payments via the web.
Online Payment Gateways
A number of leading higher education organizations use the payment gateway module to allow students to transfer small amounts of credit into their print account. At the end of semester/term, this amount is totalled up and added to their fees/loan. The payment gateway module can be configured to automatically debit the student management records or an external database system.
PaperCut offers a variety of ways to integrate with payment platforms, including public APIs or via Copy Monitoring access deeper APIs that give more control. Download this document to get a better understanding of how payment gateways work.