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Make A Payment "Tuition Express" (Early Learning, Before/After Care)

Hello, Plato Academy Families.  

Thank you for your continued patience while we are transitioning to the new online payment system.  While we had hoped that it would be operational when school started, the change from the old system to the new one is more in depth than we had anticipated.  At this time, the old "Make a Payment" link will be available on the home page of each campus for you to access and make payments.  Any  payments that have been made to date have been kept record of and will be entered into the old system.  We are requesting that Tuition Express forms are completed and returned so that we can begin to enter that information into the new software system.  

Until further notice, you may log on to the old system to make tuition payments for preschool, extended care, drop care, and club fees.  Please note that all charges and payments for school lunches are now being handled through Pinellas County Schools and are no longer managed through Plato Academy.  

Again, thank you for your continued patience during this transition.  Should you have any questions, please contact the on-site Director of Early Learning and Extended Care programs at your campus.

Plato Academy is excited to offer you the convenience of Tuition Express – an automated payment processing system that is integrated into the ProCare Child Care Management System that allows you to pay your tuition and fees.

What is ?

At you may register to check your balance, sign up for email notifications, sign up for receipt notification when a payment has been processed, etc.

Is Tuition Express Free?
Yes. All services are free to parents and guardians whose child care provider uses Tuition Express®.

Do I need to complete and Authorization Form?

What do I need to get started?
You’ll need two numbers to register the very first time at
1.The first number is your unique Tuition Express ID number which will be given to you by your child's campus front desk staff.
.This will be provided once you return your TuitionExpress Registration Form.
2.The second number you’ll need will be the last 4 digits of the bank account (or credit card number) from which you have agreed to pay your provider.

How to Register at
You’ll register once to establish a user name and password you’ll use each time you log in to the website.
1.Go to
2.If you have previously registered enter you Username and Password then click Log In.
3.If you have not yet registered click the Register Here link (left side) to set up your account.
    a. Then enter the Tuition Express ID number given to you by your child care provider.
    b. Enter your Registration Code . This is the last 4 digits of the bank account or credit card number (used to make payments).
    c. Select a Username and Password.  Then Confirm the password and click Register.
        Hint:  Forgot you username or password?  Just re-register.
    d. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the process.

Tuition Express Frequently Asked Questions?

  • How Secure is my account information?
    • As secure as it gets.  Tuition Express is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Level 1 Service Provider.  Your account information could not be safer.
  • How will I know a payment has been processed through TuitionExpress?
    • If you process the payment by swiping your credit card, you’ll know firsthand.  When your provider processes a payment via Tuition Express, you’ll receive an emailed receipt.
  • What if my provider makes an error and debits my account too much?
    • Report the error to your provider immediately – it was likely an honest mistake.  The center will adjust your account accordingly.
  • What if my provider and I disagree about a payment?
    • If  you  feel  the  payment  should  not  have  been  processed,  you  have  the  right  to  dispute  the  charge. Contact your bank or credit card company.
  • Why should I use Tuition Express?
    • It’s safe, convenient, and easy.  No more forgetting your checkbook or having to ask what your tuition charges are for the month.  And it makes processing tuition and fee payments easier for your provider – giving them more time to care, nurture and teach your child.

Lunch Payments?

Lunch payments are paid using focus please click here.