These are payments that are not linked to your cash box. An example could be where you give an invoice to a student and the student will send the payment via a bank transfer.
There are two types of non-cash payments: deferred and non-deferred. Deferred is when the invoice is expected to be paid in the future and non-deferred the invoice is paid as it is issued.
Finance – Payment Types is where you add your payment types and tell the system how to treat them:
We will now look at how deferred and non-deferred payments work.
To add a payment go to the Student’s Card – Payments Tab – Transactions – Add Payment:
After you have done this a form for you to add the transaction will appear:
- Select the form of payment.
- Select what the payment is for.
- You may need to choose from a drop-down.
- Add a payment description. You can see it appear in 3. below.
- The amount scheduled by the system to be paid appears but you can change this.
- You can use this to calculate how much remains to be paid after a partial payment
- Click Save & Close.
Now that we have added a payment at the bottom of the Payment Card we can see the following:
- Edit the payment details.
- Transfer the payment to another of the student’s courses
- The payment description added in 4. above.
We have added the payment and but we still need to create the invoice.
If we go to Finance – Transactions we can see the student’s payment:
- Payment description that was added.
- Edit or remove the cash payment.
- We can also create an invoice for the payment.
To create an invoice for the student click 3 above you will see the invoice details (you can add the date of payment):
Add a note if required and click Save & Close:
Now if we go to Finance – Invoices we can see the invoice that was created listed:
The items on the right above allow you to:
- Edit the invoice.
- Change the System Status (paid, not paid) of the invoice.
- Issue a duplicate of the invoice.
- Delete the invoice.
The main difference between a deferred and non deferred is that with a deferred payment we need to add the expected payment date. You can see that the system will ask for a Payment Due Date. There is a default number of days added automatically but you can override it. The default is controlled in Finance Settings.
In the above examples we have shown creating invoices from the Finance Module to show where things are listed and how they fit together. You can save time by creating the invoice on the Student’s Payment Card here: