Billing and Payments

The yearly cost of the program has been split into nine equal payments. The payment schedule is outlined below.

Program      Early Childhood Education (Preschool)
Payment Period September – May
Bills Emailed to You On 20th of each month (approximately)
Payments Due
By the 15th of each month
Late Fees A $20 late fee will be charged to your account if your payment has not been received in the Tuition and Billing Office by the 15th of the month. Please keep in mind that ACH/e-check payments made through MySchoolBucks may take up to 10 business days to post to your account.
Phone and Cash Payments We do not accept payments in the form of cash nor can we accept credit card payments over the phone. Refer to payment options below for more information.

Payment Options and Instructions

MySchoolBucks is only a payment portal and will not include tuition level or balance information. If you already have a MySchoolBucks account, click here and log in to your account to make a payment. When you reach the product screen, please refer to your tuition statement for a current account balance and enter the desired payment amount in the “Amount to pay” field. Select your student from the drop down menu and add the product to cart.

If you are new to MySchoolBucks and would like to create an account:

  1. Visit and click “Sign Up Free”.
  2. You will need to enter your state, first name, last name, and email address to create an account. You will also need to select two security questions.
  3. After you have entered the information above, click the “Create Account” button. A screen will prompt you to validate your email address. Check your email and click the “Validate Email” button.

After creating an account, you will have an opportunity to link a student to your account. This step is required in order to view the ECE Tuition product and to make a tuition payment. To add a student, follow these steps:

  1. In the “Welcome” dropdown menu at the top of the page, select “My Students” and then click “Add Student.”
  2. Select the student’s school and enter the student’s first name, last name, the student’s birth date, and student ID number.
  3. Click “Find Student.”
  4. If the student can’t be found, you’ll see a message that says “We were unable to identify a student with the information provided.” If you see this message, check the information to be sure you entered it correctly. If there are no errors in the student information, contact the student’s school to verify the student is enrolled and his/her information appears correctly in Infinite Campus.
  5. If the student is found and added successfully, you will have the option to request a “low balance” email that will be sent to your email address once the student’s meal account balance falls below a dollar amount that you choose. If you do not want a low balance email, uncheck the box next to “Send email”.
  6. When you are finished, click “Add Student” and you will see a message that says “The student you selected has been successfully added to your household.”
  7. You can then choose to “Add Another Student” or “Finish.”

If you would like to sign up for automatic credit or debit card payments, please complete the My School Bucks Autopay Instructions.

Deliver checks or money orders in person or by mail to:
Denver Public Schools
Tuition & Billing, 11th floor
1860 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203

Make checks out to Denver Public Schools and include your phone number if it is not pre-printed on the check. Write your account number (found on your monthly statement) and child’s name on the memo line.

A check may take up to 21 days to clear your bank after it is posted to your account. Returned checks are subject to collections by PFC (Professional Finance Company) and will be debited from your checking account electronically for the face amount of the check plus their fee of $40. This transaction will appear on your bank statement when they collect the funds. After two returned checks, payment must be made with money order or credit card. Be certain to retain the payment stub from all money order payments.

Cash is not an acceptable form of payment.

Please reach out to the Tuition Billing Department at 720-423-3698 or for assistance making a payment or setting up a payment plan. If your circumstances have changed or you feel that your tuition rate is set at an incorrect level, please contact Choice and Enrollment Services at 720-423-3493 or