Online Payment

Online Payments

Online payments take 24 hours to appear on your child’s lunch account.**

Students, parents & guardians have the option of paying for meals with cash or check, which doesn't require a use fee.  Online payments will be charged a convenience fee.

No More Lost Lunch Money...

Online Payment Parents may access their child's meal payment balance online and add money to the child's account using a Visa or MasterCard.
Add Money To Your Child's Account

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I put money on my Child's Lunch Account?
Cash or Check Payments : School cafeterias accept cash and check payments.  Payments may be sent to your child’s school to be deposited into his/her account.  Checks may be split among more than one student if requested. We cannot accept temporary or out-of-state checks. Please make sure your Child's name and/or ID number is on the check.

Online Payments:  

  1. Go to .
  2. Create a user profile by clicking on the "Start Here" button on the home page.
  3. Add students to your household - you’ll need the child’s name, birth date and student ID.
  4. Now you’re ready to make payments!

    You will need your child's name, student ID number and school ZIP code.
Add An Adult: You need to add an "A" in front of your employee ID number when setting up an adult account.

Things to know about online payments:  

  • Online payments take 24 hours to appear on your child’s lunch account.

  • If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.

  • Payments may be made through an existing PayPal account or with a major credit or debit card.
  • In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed. The  convenience fee is $1.95 per deposit , regardless of whether the funds are dispersed between one or more children, as long as the payment is completed in one transaction.

    (This is down from the previous 2.50 per transaction charge of our previous system. Northwest ISD does not profit from the use of this site.)

What if the system says that it cannot find my child?
Make sure the ID Number is correct. Also be sure that has you in the Northwest School District.

How long does it take for a deposit to post to my child's account online?
It can take up to 12 hours for your child's money to show on the cashier's end. Best to place money on the account the night before it is needed.

At what dollar amount do I get sent the low balance e-mails?
You have the control on your settings once you enter into their account online. If you want to be notified when it reaches $3.00 you may opt to go with a setting of $5.00 notification. Reason being, if you have it set on $3.00 and their balance is $3.05, the system will not send you a notification. Then, once they buy lunch and a snack that next day, the may reach under what you would like it to reach.

I would like to have my child's lunch account to be restricted. How do I go about doing so?
You may email your restrictions to  ensuring that you include your child's name, ID#, school, and grade.

Can I change my student's ID #?
No, the ID# will stay with them their entire time being a student with Northwest ISD and will not change from year to year.

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