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Lipa Karo Na M-PESA

This is an M-PESA PayBill service designed for school fees collection. It facilitates the ease of paying school fees, making it secure and prompt.

Upon signing up, a school is issued with an M-PESA Business Number.

We also have School fees accounts that are operated by Kenya Commercial Bank and PesaPal. Kenya Commercial Bank offers the service to a number of schools who Bank with them.

PesaPal is a provider of schools management information systems. PesaPal for schools is built on a simple Web-based interface that enables any school to receive and track payments for special activities such as school trips, activity fees, fund raisers etc. 

What are the Business Numbers for PesaPal and KCB?

KCB: 522123
Pesa Pal: 220123 

Steps to follow while making fees payments

Payment via KCB Lipa Karo service

  • To make payment via KCB Lipa Karo service, your school needs to be registered with KCB
  • On the mobile phone, go to the M-PESA Menu and select Pay Bill.
  • In the Business Number field enter 522123.
  • In the account number, enter your school code as provided by KCB, then a K followed by student admission number without leaving a space: {School code}{K}{Student admin no.}, e.g., 123KTK123
  • Please note: School code is for identifying the school and students will be advised by KCB or the school.
  • Enter required amount and input M-PESA PIN.
  • Confirm the transaction
  • You will receive a confirmation message from M-PESA and another confirmation from KCB once money is credited to the school’s account. 

Payment via school based Lipa Karo service

  • Each school running its own M-PESA Pay Bill account will advise the parents.
  • The school’s Pay Bill Number
  • How to identify the students they are paying fees for, e.g., using student registration numbers.
  • On the mobile phone, go to the M-PESA menu and select Pay Bill.
  • In the Business Number field enter school’s Pay Bill Number. NOTE: The school you intend to pay to must be registered to this service.
  • For Account Number, enter student’s identification as advised by the school.
  • Enter required amount and input M-PESA PIN.
  • Confirm the transaction.
  • You will receive a confirmation message from M-PESA that payment has been made to the school’s Pay Bill account. 

Payment via PesaPal Lipa Karo service

  • PesaPal for Schools is an easy to use service developed to enable schools to request and manage school fees payments from parents.
  • With PesaPal for Schools, a school enrols parents and students once and then the school can post payment requests to the parents automatically.
  • For each payment, PesaPal for Schools sends out a notification via SMS or email to parents and also automates repetitive tasks such as “account overdue” reminders freeing administrative staff to work on other tasks.
Payment Steps:

i. Parents without Internet (SMS Invoices) 

ii. Parents with Internet Email Invoice: Works for parents with access to the Internet 

Parent receives an email invoice. 

Parent logs into PesaPal and clicks on Pay. 

Parent selects M-PESA and pays 

You will get two SMS notifications:
  • M-PESA will send the standard Pay Bill confirmation SMS immediately after carrying out the transaction. This notification will confirm that funds have been transferred to the bank or to the school’s M-PESA account.
  • For KCB Lipa Karo, the bank will then send an SMS to the customer, notifying them that funds have been applied to the school’s bank account.

For schools with PesaPal school management software, parents can view their payments online free of charge at www.pesapal.com 

The number of schools on board?

You need to contact your school to find out whether they have been registered for the service directly or by either of the participating banks. If the school is participating, ensure you make note of the code used to identify the school and student. 

How to get the right code to identify my school and student:

For KCB Lipa Karo, you need to get in touch with your school or the nearest KCB branch.

For schools managing their own Pay Bill accounts, you need to get in touch with the accounts or administrative office to confirm what your school Business Number is and how the student is identified.

For PesaPal Lipa karo you need to get in touch with PesaPal or your school.

Alternatively dial *234# and follow instructions to get your Business Number. Enter school name as the key word. 

Need assistance?

M-PESA Customer Service on 234 from your Safaricom line.

KCB Contact Centre on (020) 3287000| 0711087000 

PesaPal Customer Service 0202495438/0722402859

Contact your school 

To sign up for a Pay Bill account for your school contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Costs of the transaction:

 

BUSINESS BOUQUET TARIFF

BUSINESS BOUQUET

TARIFF

Transaction Bands

Business Bouquet Tariff

Total

Min

Max

Customer Pays

Business Pays

10

49

3

0

3

50

99

5

0

5

100

499

22

0

22

500

999

22

0

22

1,000

1,499

33

0

33

1,500

2,499

33

0

33

2,500

3,499

55

0

55

3,500

4,999

55

0

55

5,000

7,499

83

0

83

7,500

9,999

83

0

83

10,000

14,999

110

0

110

15,000

19,999

110

0

110

20,000

24,999

110

0

110

25,000

29,999

110

0

110

30,000

34,999

110

0

110

35,000

39,999

198

0

198

40,000

44,999

198

0

198

45,000

49,999

198

0

198

50,000

70,000

220

0

220

 

 


FAQs

  • What is Lipa Karo?
  • What steps does one follow while making school fees payments?
  • What notification will I get as a confirmation that the fees have been remitted? Customers will get two SMS notifications:
  • Is this service available in all schools?
  • How do I get the right business number for my school?
  • Who can I call for assistance?
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