How Pago on the Net works
If you are here it is because your child’s school has probably sent you a tuition payment form asking you to use the Online Pay system , but you have never heard of it. I guessed it, right? So let me quickly explain what this service is made available by Miur (Ministry of University and Research) and what differentiates it from pagoPA.
Well, Pago in Rete is the platform created by the Ministry of Education to allow all families to make electronic payments, whether they are contributions, student insurance, canteen, educational trips or even voluntary contributions through pagoPA, which is a management system of electronic payments developed by the Agency for Digital Italy (AGID) to make payments to the Public Administration simpler and more transparent.
Thanks to the electronic tracking, you can also access your personal page and check the payment receipts at any time by downloading the documents for tax purposes. Interesting, right? Then let me show you in detail how to use Pago on the Net . To continue you will only need a SPID digital identity, the CIE (Electronic Identity Card) or, alternatively, an eIDAS (i.e. a digital identity issued by another European country).
- How I pay on the Miur Network
- How Pago in Rete works: registration and access
- How Pago in Rete works: voluntary payments
- How Pago in Rete works: competition
How I pay on the Miur Network
As mentioned in the introduction of this tutorial, the Pago in Rete system can be used both by families for school-related payments, and by individual citizens to make payments to the Ministry of Education. It is not enough, however, to go to the official website to immediately move on to payment operations: you need to take a few more steps, as indicated below.
How Pago in Rete works: registration and access
The Pago in Rete access system has been modified starting from October 2021, those who previously had a username and password , duly registered through the website of the Ministry of Education, can no longer use those credentials unless they are part of some categories details: administrative staff, school staff, students who need to access specific services and SIDI-enabled users.
If you do not fall into any of the above categories, you cannot register as before and you will necessarily have to log in using the SPID or CIE.
To give you a practical example, if you use SPID, click on the Enter with SPID button and, in the drop-down menu that opens, select the service with which you created your digital identity (eg PosteID ).
After choosing the service, log in with your SPID credentials by entering your username and password or – if your provider allows it – by framing the QR Code with the appropriate smartphone application. Access with SPID requires further verification as it has a double level of security, so the system will ask you to log in via notification on the provider’s app or a temporary PIN received via app or SMS . In any case, therefore, you will also have to use the app on your smartphone.
On the next screen you can choose Go to Pago in Rete Scuole or Go to Pago in Rete MI . By clicking on the first button you can make voluntary payments, manage the consents for receiving notifications regarding transactions and view the payments to be made.
The second button, on the other hand, leads exclusively to a search form to filter the payments, which can be in status: Executable , Paid , Awaiting receipt or Canceled .
To use the internal search system, just select the item you prefer from the drop-down menu and then press the Search button , in this way all payments in that category will be displayed at the bottom.
How Pago in Rete works: voluntary payments
In the View payments section , you have no debt towards the Ministry of Education but still want to make a voluntary payment to a school in your region? Nothing simpler.
From the Pago in Rete home page, after logging in as explained above, you can select various items from the navigation bar at the top: click on the one relating to voluntary payments .
On the following page you can search for the school, either by region or by mechanographic code . The second is a unique code that identifies schools on the Italian territory: if you do not have the identification and do not want to waste time using the Miur system called La Scuola in Chiaro , then use the search by region.
Click on the drop-down menu under the heading Region and choose the one in which you reside, then adding the Province and the Municipality . These three pieces of information will suffice to return a list of all the schools that adhere to pagoPA, with the mechanographic code, name and address. By browsing the list you can then easily identify the one to which to make the payment. When you have found the school you are looking for, click on the magnifying glass under the Actions column.
The next screen shows the school data again but in addition you will find the information on the payment such as the reason, which can be a school contribution, the beneficiary, or the school, the due date for payment, the amount and, under the Actions column the button for the deposit. After verifying that all information is correct, press it to access the payment form.
To continue, you must enter the data of the student or whoever is making the payment, then write the tax code , name and surname , adding additional details in the Notes box if you deem it necessary. Double-check that the details are correct and then click on Make payment at the bottom left.
Now you have two options, if you want to make the online payment click on Proceed with immediate payment , if you prefer to go with the paper document to a retailer, a tobacconist or ATM of participating banks, click on Download payment document . By selecting the first item, the system will ask you how you intend to pay, you can choose between Credit / Debit Card, Current Account or Other payment methods (which include PayPal and Satispay ).
If you choose Credit / Debit Card , you will need to enter all the card details, then the name and surname of the cardholder, the credit card number, the expiry date and the verification code found on the back of the card. Once you have entered the data, click on Continue to complete the transaction (depending on your bank settings you may need to perform additional two-factor verification procedures).
By clicking on Current account you will have to choose the bank with which you have the account and, if it does not appear in the list provided, you can click on the button below . Can’t find your bank? , to receive assistance in this regard.
If your choice fell on Other payment methods , you will find a list of alternative methods, such as Satispay (available as an app for Android and iPhone ), PayPal and Bancomat Pay. Just select the one you prefer to continue the payment procedure on the chosen system. Be careful though, because in some cases there may be surcharges, as in the case of PayPal where there is a commission to be paid. The maximum amount due in these cases is indicated directly under the service logo.
After selection, you will be redirected to a summary page with all the payment details and the amount due. Now all that remains is to click on the Confirm payment button below to complete the operation.
How Pago in Rete works: competition
The Pago in Rete system can also be used to make payments for secretarial fees, which are essential when registering for a competition held by the Ministry of Education. The procedure, however, is not always available on the official website but is subject to calls issued by the Miur.
To verify its presence, you can log in using the SPID credentials as I showed you in the previous paragraphs and, once you have entered your Reserved Area, you can see all the service communications, including ordinary and extraordinary competitions.