Payment System

Discovery College uses an Electronic Payment facility in the ESF Gateway to handle all miscellaneous fees (eg, CCAs, Cobra sports, excursions, camps, PTA fees, etc). Please note that no cash or cheques will be accepted. This facility is used by all ESF/ESL schools.  

Please note that the eWallet account is different from the normal school fees account set up with ESF, where you deposit school fees by way of direct debit. Please note that Discovery College can not transfer money paid into the ESF school fee account. Each student is assigned a personal eWallet account. Discovery College then notifies parents of the cost of an activity and parents can choose one of the three methods below to settle the payment, debits the cost of activities undertaken individually from this account. Parents have three modes of payment:

  1. eWallet: Parents can use Paypal or PPS to transfer funds into their child’s eWallet. During the course of the year payments for excursions, PTA fees and other expenses will be deducted from the balance of the account. The eWallet can be topped up at any time, it may take 2-3 working days for the balance to be updated.
  2. PayPal: Parents can sign up for a new or use an existing PayPal account to pay school issued invoices directly by credit card or to add funds to their child’s eWallet account. 
  3. PPS: Parents can sign up for a PPS Account and use the PPS Shop&Buy service to pay school issued invoices directly or to add funds to their child’s eWallet account.

For any queries about transactions or account problems, please send an email to our finance department using the email address epay@dc.edu.hk.

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

 

Payment Instructions

When your son/daughter undertakes an activity for which payment is required, the College will either debit your account based on your instructions on the permission note or if there is insufficient balance in the account you can use PayPal or PPS to settle the payment. Parents can check the account details, balance and transaction records online via the Payment module in the ESF Gateway System.

1. Pay by eNotice.

Log in to the Gateway using your Gateway Parent username and password.
If any eNotices have been issued that require payment you will see a pop up reminder. Open the eNotice.

Once you give permission and sign, you will be directed to the Payment System. Here you can choose your payment method. Please note the system will automatically deduct from your wallet balance first.

Click the payment options buttons for your preferred payment method for the invoice.

2a. In some cases an invoice will be issued without an eNotice. Click the photo of the student.

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2b. There will be 10 boxes listed with 10 different colours, Click on Payment (a HKD figure will indicate outstanding invoice amount).

The Payment 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) and pay invoices.

3. Account Balance and Transaction Records tab

Select a student from the drop-down list (if you have more than one child at school). To pay outstanding invoices, select the invoices (please note that overdue invoices cannot be skipped), click “Pay now” button, it will pop up the payment screen to process payment.

4. Statement:

Parents can view and download all transaction records here.

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.

5a. eWallet Transactions

The eWallet transaction page gives a detailed view of all eWallet transactions.

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.

5b. Transfer to Another Child tab (if you have more than one child at school)

If you have more than one child attending Discovery College, you can use the form on this tab to transfer funds from one student’s account to another. Input the From Account, To Account and the transfer Amount. Click the Next button to process the transaction.

5c. Top Up eWallet

Select a student from the drop-down list (if you have more than one child at school). Enter the amount to top up and click next to go to the payment method screen. Please note only PPS account or PayPal/credit card transactions are supported.  Internet banking transfer is no-longer available.

 

 

Payment Methods

1. PayPal 

Set up a PayPal account here: 

https://www.paypal.com/welcome/signup/#/email_password

Once the account is set up you have the option to hold funds in the account or simply link your credit card to the account. 
To Pay invoices or top up your child’s eWallet click the PayPal button and choose whether you would like to pay through PayPal or pay with a credit card.

Pay via PayPal/linked card

PayPal via Credit Card

Click pay with card, fill in all the required fields.

 

2. PPS

Once you have set up your PPS account you can use this account to settle payments.

Click the payment method PPS. Enter your account number and password.

An SMS message will be sent to your mobile with a 6 digit passcode.

Important! Please wait while the instruction is processed.

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. 

Useful Links:

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