Student Purchase Option controls how a student’s available balance is determined for purchases from Point of Sales (including Cafeteria). Student Purchase Options are specific for each ledger. In other words, if you have a Lunch ledger and General ledger, you may specify different rules for the same student in each ledger.

The Ledger Purchase Options for students are accessed under Finance > AR > Student > 
Details > Purchase Options.  To access this screen, you need FinanceAR Full or FinanceAR Read.  

There are two ways to run the Point of Sales, and you can use a combination of both.  
1. Debit Balance option allows customers to preload available funds which then can be used by the student for purchases. 
2. Credit Balance option allows schools to extend credit to students, who are then able to charge purchases on the account even if their balance is equal to or less than zero. 

Max Per Invoice limits the amount of each transaction. This setting is typically used in situations when a student is overspending and parents want to limit the amount per purchase.

Max Unpaid Balance is the maximum allowed credit balance which is typically used for the credit balance option, where Max Unpaid Balance is set to the amount of credit to be extended. Please consider Balance Calculation options when configuring Max Unpaid Balance.

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