Online Payments

  • DDES will accept check, cash or money order for Kindergarten Tuition and Mealtime payments. If you would like to pay by credit card or set up automatic payments, please register for Smart Tuition. For after-school Crew Club and before-school Intramurals, DDES will ONLY accept payments made through Smart Tuition.







    We chose Smart Tuition for their features, options, and overall convenience for families. Their customer service team is accessible, efficient, and friendly.  Smart Tuition has been providing this service to schools and parents for over 25 years and they serve over 2,500 schools nationwide.

    By shifting our tuition processing to Smart Tuition, here are some of the benefits for you:

    New payment processing methods

    • You will be able to pay by check, credit card, or by debiting your checking or savings account.
    • You will be able to submit payment by mail, by phone or through a secure website or via mobile apps.
    • You will be able to set-up auto-bill options for checking/savings account payments, meaning you never have to worry about forgetting a bill.

    Online account management

    • You will be able to edit your profile online, including payment options, etc.
    • You will be able to access and print monthly billing details and payment history.
    • You will be able to review your payment history, including when your last payment was received.
    • Families will be able to include all of their students on one account for easier management.

    Flexible billing and reminder options

    • You will be able, with auto-bill, to choose to receive a reminder via email or text of your upcoming payment 10 days before your due date or
    • You will be able to choose to receive paper invoices 20 days in advance of the due date.

    Customer service

    • You will have access to Smart Tuition customer service staff.  Through a toll-free number, can speak with a live agent or do live chat.
  • Make a Payment
    Enrolling in Smart Tuition


    Your concerns are important to us. Send an email.
    Parent help center – to assist you better, please have your family ID 
    number available. (888) 868-8828
    If you do not know your child’s ID #, please contact or call 720-424-2350, once the school year has begun. 
    *Please note that mealtime payments (breakfast & lunch) should be made on the Mealtime online system. Instructions on how to enroll your child for Mealtime can be found under FOOD SERVICES tab on the ddeschool webpage.