SchoolTime provides ready integration with PayPal and its different variations.

Check the list of Supported Countries by PayPal


The PayPal App for SchoolTime Financial Module bundles all official PayPal payment modules including Log In with PayPal into one App package.

The PayPal App includes the following modules:

* PayPal Express Checkout (including Payflow)
* PayPal Payments Pro (Direct Payment, including Payflow)
* PayPal Payments Pro (Hosted Solution)
* PayPal Payments Standard
* Log In with PayPal

This version of the PayPal App includes a replacement Order Administration page to display the order information in a tabbed layout. A new PayPal tab is shown for orders paid through PayPal to allow Schools to directly capture partial or full authorizations and to also refund captured transactions.

The features in the PayPal App include:

* Updated modules
* Automatic configuration and retrieval of PayPal account API Credentials for existing and new PayPal accounts
* One-Click online updates
* API logging

The PayPal App initializes and configures itself the first time it is loaded in the ST Admin Login. The PayPal App adds a dedicated navigation menu box to the Administration Tool to quickly get started with the App.

The first time the App is loaded on a new School installation or on an existing installation that has not previously configured any PayPal modules, a "start" page is displayed to start configuring the App with the School's PayPal account API Credentials.

Retrieve API Credentials

Retrieving the School's PayPal account API Credentials allows the App to configure itself with the following information:

  • API Username
  • API Password
  • API Signature
  • PayPal E-Mail Address

The API Credentials are used to securely communicate with PayPal and perform transactions with.

Retrieving the API Credentials can be performed for existing PayPal accounts and for new accounts. If the School Admin does not yet have a PayPal account, a Sandbox account for testing can be created at no charge to test the App and PayPal payment methods with.

The process of retrieving the API Credentials is performed securely and seamlessly where the School Admin is directed to PayPal to authorize the App to be able to retrieve their API Credentials and is returned to the App for the retrieval and configuration to take place. The exact process of this flow is described in the Privacy Policy.

Using either Retrieve Live Credentials or Retrieve Sandbox Credentials buttons directs the School Admin to PayPal to begin the procedure.