The various Invoice and Payment options for the (Re) Enrollment Contract Settings are specified on the Contract > Settings page in the “Invoice / Payment Setup” section.

Submission Type determines whether the (Re) Enrollment Contract creates one or two invoices.  The reason you will typically choose one option over the other usually depends on how you want the payment term to work.  Will the payment term include the initial deposit, or not?  If not, then you would use the split invoice option.
    - Split Invoice creates an invoice for the deposit amount and a second invoice for the rest of the tuition and fees to be paid.  If you are using the Auto Post Invoice option, only the first (deposit) invoice is posted.  Note:  If you are specifying an Invoice For Date, both the deposit invoice and the contract invoice are issued on that date.  Note: With a split invoice, it is easier to handle a non-refundable deposit.  If the student decides not to attend, you can simply void the second invoice, and the deposit still pays the first invoice.
    - Single Invoice with Payment creates a single invoice for the entire tuition amount, including the deposit amount.  The deposit is just a payment against this invoice, so when the deposit is made, it partially pays the invoice.  Note: The payment term for the invoice should have the first payment be for the deposit amount due immediately.  Note: The invoice fiscal year is determined by the Invoice For Date setting which is typically set for the first day of your next fiscal year so that all revenue is reported for the next year.

Auto-pay Type specifies with which auto-pay type to store customer payment information.  PCR Educator does not store credit card or bank account information.  This information must be stored with your payment processor.  Enabling storage of customer payment information may be an additional feature you must purchase from your payment processor.

Deposit Payment Term is the payment term used for the deposit invoice.  Note: This is only applicable if you have selected the “Split Invoice” option for the Submission Type.

Receivable Account is the Accounts Receivable account which is used by invoices and deposits.

Bank Account is the bank account used for deposits.  This is the account in your chart of accounts that corresponds to the bank account your payment processor is depositing the funds into.

Unearned/Deferred Account is the unearned account to use for deposits being applied to future invoices.  This is only applicable when Invoice For Date is specified for a future date - generally the first day of the next fiscal year.  Note:  When you finalize the deposit, the reported Accounts Receivable balance will be adjusted from the deposit date through the invoice issued date as long as the invoice is dated later than the deposit.  Example:  In the following example, the customer paid their deposit on 6/1/2016.  The invoice is issued on 7/1/2016 for the next fiscal year.  The unearned account is specified as “Unearned Revenue (Tuition).”  When the receipt was “Finalized,” the following transactions are added to the general ledger.  This results in the AR being reported accurately during the period between when the receipt was received and the invoice is issued: AR is re-increased during the span between the receipt date and the invoice date.

Account Fiscal Year Date Type Amount
Unearned FY16-17 7/1/2016 Debit $1000.00
AR FY16-17 7/1/2016 Credit $1000.00
Unearned FY15-16 6/1/2016 Credit $1000.00
AR FY15-16 6/1/2016 Debit $1000.00

Auto Post Invoices automatically posts the invoice after is has been created.  If you are using the “Split Invoice” option for Submission Type, only the deposit invoice is posted.  Note: If you are using Auto Post Invoices, particularly with a future Invoice For Date, make sure the fiscal year for that date is set up and open in Finance!

Auto Post Receipts automatically posts the receipt/deposit after they have been created.  This is only applicable if you are not accumulating deposits.  Note:  If you are using this option, make sure the fiscal year is set up and open in Finance!

You can allow your parents to pay by three different methods:
    - Pay By Credit Card
    - Pay By ECheck
    - Pay By Check This option does not require a payment at the time of (Re) Enrollment Contract submission.  Instead, the parent agrees to mail a check or otherwise pay at a later time.
Note:  Different payment processors may accept only certain credit cards, or may/may not support ECheck payments.  The payment processor may also let you choose which credit cards or payment methods you accept.  Please contact your payment processor for support.

Payment Configuration determines which payment processor is used to process Credit Card and ECheck payments.  Note: If no Payment Configuration is selected, then payments are disabled, which means (Re) Enrollment Contracts are submitted without accepting any payments.

Test Mode is used to run the selected Payment Configuration in test mode.  This allows you to test the (Re) Enrollment Contract without actually accumulating charges.  Note:  Make sure to turn this off before you go live with the (Re) Enrollment Contract!  Note: Invoices and deposits will still be recorded in Finance.

Invoice For Date allows you to specify a specific date that the invoice is issued.  If this date is not specified, the current date is used for the issued date.  Typically you specify this date for the start of the next fiscal year.  The reason to do this is so that all revenue on the invoice is reported in the next fiscal year.  Note:  This setting is used in conjunction with the Unearned/Deferred Account to ensure that Accounts Receivable is not underreported between the initial deposit date and this Invoice For DateNote:  Make sure the fiscal year for the Invoice For Date is set up in Finance, or invoices cannot be created.

Invoice Customer Memo is the customer memo as it appears on the invoice.  This memo shows on the customer statements and is used to clarify what the invoice is for.  Example: “Contract 2010/2011”

Invoice Attribute is an attribute to associate with the (Re) Enrollment Contract invoices.  Note: (Re) Enrollment Contract invoices are identified in Finance > Contracts > Student Contracts by matching the Invoice Attribute for the (Re) Enrollment Contract to invoices with that same attribute.  Note:  You should have a new attribute each year for (Re) Enrollment Contract invoices.  If you reuse the attributes year to year, the software will not be able to properly distinguish which invoices are for which (Re) Enrollment Contract, and the totals in Finance > Contracts > Student Contracts will include invoices from multiple (Re) Enrollment Contract years.  Note: Additional Invoice Attributes are added by navigating to Finance > Maintenance > Customer Invoice Attributes.

Classification should be specified if your school is using classifications in Finance.
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