Payment Processing

The District 57 Education Foundation has done quite a bit of research on the subject of online payment processing with a very strong focus on 2 critical requirements:

Safe and secure transactions
Convenient payment options without a membership

We chose PayPal over all other online processing options because PayPal absolutely meets these requirements and provides much more:

PayPal Membership Is NOT required
You DO NOT have to be a member of PayPal to purchase our products. Simply use a credit card, and you will not be required to sign up for an account. For security reasons, to purchase by debit card or by transfer, a verified PayPal account is required.

Safe and secure
With built in fraud protection and 128-bit SSL encryption, PayPal’s shopping cart and transaction processing are extremely safe to use and your payment information is protected. PayPal also insures your transaction up to $100,000 against fraud.

Used by millions
With over 56 Million Registered Users across 45 countries, PayPal (owned by Ebay) has been one of the great success stories of the internet, and is used widely for online auctions, small ecommerce sites, and even very large enterprise ecommerce applications. PayPal processes over $14 Million in online transactions per day.

Keeps costs down
Unlike other payment processing solutions, PayPal offers a lower cost option for payment processing, which allows us to minimize our overhead and maximize the benefits your support provides to District 57 Students.

Convenient payment options
With PayPal, you can pay by e-check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, debit card, and instant transfer from your bank account.

For more information
If you would like more information about PayPal, please visit their site:, or you can click on the PayPal graphic below.

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