Cafeteria Payment Information

(For Students in Grades K-4 ONLY) - Parents will receive online deposit information from their campus cafeteria manager by email prior to the start of school. Fore more information, please visit your campus's cafeteria website:



(For Students in Grades 5-12 ONLY)

If you are having trouble logging in to e-funds for schools, use only lowercase letters in your username and password.

Online Deposits for Skyward Cafeteria Accounts

  • An average lunch purchase is approximately between $5 to $6 a day.

Cafeteria accounts for students in grades 5-12 are managed through E-funds for Schools, and is available to parents through Skyward. Accounts for students in grades K-4 will continue to be managed through Dine-Rite.     

Click here for a step-by-step Food Service Payment Tutorial.

Click HERE to enter the Skyward Family Access website to deposit money into your child's cafeteria account.

Transaction Fees

  • Families paying by ACH e-check will pay just $1 for their entire transaction. The $1 covers all students in grades 5-12 in the family, as long as they payments are made during the same transaction. 
  • If you would like to make cafeteria payments for other students in your family who are in grades 5-12, click on the names of the students (tabs at top), enter the dollar amount and click "Add." 
  • Families paying with credit cards will pay on a sliding scale, determined by the amount they are charging. This will allow the merchant fees that are charged for credit card use to be covered by the user in proportion to the amount charged. Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted, but American Express will not be accepted.  

This chart specifies the fees:

Form of payment  Amount charged Fee
ACH (e-check) Any/unlimited $1 for entire family
Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) $150 or less $5 for entire family
Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) $150.01 - $300 $10 for entire family
Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) $300.01 or more  $15 for entire family


Instructions for email notifications for low balances


Low balance notifications can be managed through your child's E-Funds for Schools account, located under the "Low Meal Balance Notification" tab. See above for a step-by-step food service payment tutorial.


Questions? 214-780-4040 or myhponline@hpisd.org