ePayment

Discovery College has set up an ePayment system to save parents from sending cash and or cheques to meet miscellaneous fees at the College.

Please note that the ePayment account is different from the normal school fees account set up with ESF, where you would need to deposit school fees by way of direct debt. Discovery College will not be able to transfer money paid into the ESF school fee account. Please ensure you deposit school activity fees into your ePayment account.

The miscellaneous fees cover a wide range of incidental expenses and activities such as swimming, off-campus activities such as camps, field trips, LEAP, sporting trips, etc.

The same ePayment system is already operational at Renaissance College and is currently being rolled out to all ESF schools.

Each student will be assigned a personalised ePayment account in the ESF Gateway System in which school will debit the account for the activities undertaken individually. You will be able to check the account details, balance and transaction records online via the ePayment module in the ESF Gateway System.

Parents are notified before an amount is debited from their accounts. Should your account have insufficient funds, an email will be sent to you to request for additional deposit. At any time parents can log into their own account to see the charges.

You may top up the balance in the ePayment account via PPS, Internet Banking – Bill Payment Services.

If you forgot your login and/or password, you may retrieve them via https://dc.tg.esf.edu.hk click “forgot password or login name”, enter your email address and the info will be sent to your email address. If you have any questions regarding the ESF Gateway Login or any technical problems, please email: ict@discovery.edu.hk

If you have any ePayment account payment problems, please email: epay@discovery.edu.hk

ePayment Instructions

When your son/daughter undertakes an activity for which payment is required, the College will debit your account base on your instructions on the permission note. Should you have selected the method as “epayment”, and your account have insufficient funds an email will be sent to you to request an additional deposit. We would suggest that parents make a larger deposit than the amount due in order to save time and effort. Parents can check the account details, balance and transaction records online via the ePayment module in the ESF Gateway System.

1. To access ePayment module

Log in to the Gateway at https://dc.tg.esf.edu.hk using your Gateway Parent username and password.

2a. Click on the picture of the Student

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2b. There will be 8 boxes listed with 8 different colours, click on ePayment

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The ePayment module on Gateway allows you to: Check account balance and transaction records Check payment records Check account top-up (add value) records Transfer funds from one child to another (if you have several children at school) View top-up options summary (detailed instructions below)

3. Account Balance and Transaction Records tab

ePayment Step 3 Select a student from the drop-down list (if you have more than one child at school) Transactions table will list all recent transactions for selected student’s account The inset above the transactions table shows current account balance and total outstanding amount for selected student for quick reference

4. Payment Records tab

ePayment Step 4 Select a student from the drop-down list (if you have more than one child at school) You can use the filtering options above the payments table to filter the list by date range, payment type and/or payment status UNPAID items in the payments list have no date in ‘Time of paid’ column

5. Add Value Records tab

ePayment Step 5 Select a student from the drop-down list (if you have more than one child at school) The transactions table will display a list of account top-up (add value) transactions for selected student You can use the filtering options above the transactions table to filter the list by specific date range

6. Transfer to Another Child tab (if you have more than one child at school)

ePayment Step 6 If you have more than one child attending Discovery College, you can use the form on this tab to transfer funds from on student’s account to another. Select student to transfer funds FROM in ‘Transfer From’ drop-down list. The Balance inset will display current balance in selected student’s account. Select student to transfer funds TO in ‘Transfer To’ drop-down list Enter the amount of funds to transfer in ‘Transfer Amount’ field. You cannot transfer an amount larger than current FROM student’s balance.

7. Payment Method tab

ePayment Step 7 The Payment Method tab displays important information about topping up (adding value) to students’ ePayment accounts. You can see the same information in “How to Top Up (Add Value)” section.

How to Top-up (Add Value)

You can top up your child’s ePayment account via: Internet Banking – Bill Payment Services PPS (by phone or via Internet) Please ensure you include your child’s miscellaneous fees reference number (ePayment number) for all transactions. Student’s miscellaneous fees reference number can be located next to the Student name in ePayment as show below:

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Internet Banking – Bill Payment Services If you are a registered user of a participating bank, you may make payment through e-banking service provided. First, please add new merchant under Bill Payment by select/key in the following information: Category – Education Institute / Education (vary by banks) Payee – “Discovery College-Misc Fee” or “Discovery College” (vary by banks) Bill Account No – Student’s 8-digit misc fees reference number (see above) *Payment supported by bank account and/or credit card is at the discretion of individual participating bank. The cut-off time may be changed from time to time without prior notice. For details, please contact each individual banks. Once the bill (account) has been added, you may now transfer funds from your e-banking account to Discovery College ePayment account to pay for any activities. Please refer here to view the minimum requirement for all mandatory activities for each year level. Usual payment processing time: 2 working days.

PPS Top Up by Phone or via Internet

To top up thru PPS, you must first set up an account at any easily accessible PPS Registration Terminals. Open a PPS account is fast and simple.

By Phone

After the registration at a PPS Registration Terminal, please call 18011 for bill registration (1st time only) and 18031 for bill payment. (Cut-off time: Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., Saturdays before 2 p.m.). Please click here for demo. When calling for bill registration / bill payment (top up), please key in: PPS merchant code -“6056”, Bill Account No – Student’s 8-digit misc fees reference number (see above) Once the bill (account) has been added, you may now transfer funds from your pre-registered bank account to Discovery College ePayment account to pay for any activities. Please refer here to view the minimum requirement for all mandatory activities for each year level. Usual payment processing time: 2 working days.

Via Internet

After the registration at a PPS Registration Terminal, just one more simple step and you are ready to top up your account, please refer here for demo. Please click here to log in. For the set up, please key in: PPS merchant code -“6056”, Bill Account No – Student’s 8-digit misc fees reference number (see above) Usual payment processing time: 2 working days.

PPS General Information

PPS General Information, details can be found in PPS website: http://www.ppshk.com/index_e.html PPS is a convenient and simple phone and online bill payment solution that enables you to pay your bills anytime, anywhere. Payments can be made to an ever-increasing number of companies and organizations through any phone or Internet-linked computer, from your pre-registered bank accounts of 21 different banks, around the clock. Provided jointly by EPS and Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited, PPS was launched in 1993 and currently records millions of transactions monthly for a wide variety of merchants ranging from public utilities, government/ statutory organizations, banks, telecommunications companies to educational institutions and charity organizations. There are hundreds of PPS registration terminals all over Hong Kong, including most Circle K convenience stores, PCCW Shops, Aeon counters in all Jusco stores and some major banks, to provide you with the convenience of setting up a PPS account, changing password, updating mobile phone & other related services.

How to open a PPS Account

Open a PPS Account is fast and simple. Bring along your ATM card or credit cards with ATM function to one of our easily accessible PPS Registration Terminals to open your PPS Account, set up a phone and internet password. For step by step instructions on opening a PPS account, please see PPS General Information

Useful Links:

Participating Member Bank List

  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Bank of Communications, HK Branch
  • China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited
  • China Merchants Bank Company Limited
  • Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited
  • Chong Hing Bank Limited
  • Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited
  • CITIC Ka Wah Bank Limited
  • Dah Sing Bank Limited
  • DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Hang Seng Bank Limited
  • HSBC
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
  • Mevas Bank Limited
  • Nanyang Commercial Bank Limited
  • Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
  • The Bank of East Asia Limited
  • Wing Hang Bank Limited
  • Wing Lung Bank Limited

If you forgot your login and/or password, you may retrieve them via http://dc1.tg.esf.edu.hk/ click “forgot password or login name”, enter your email address and the info will be sent to your email address. If you have any questions regarding the ESF Gateway Login or any technical problems, please email: ict@discovery.edu.hk If you have any ePayment account payment problems, please email: epay@discovery.edu.hk