A Fee Structure is a template that can be used while making Fees records or generating them via the Fee Schedule. In the Accounts section, you can set also the different accounts as for the Fees is an accounting transaction.
You can create the Fee Structure directly from
Education > Fees > Fee Structure > New Fee Structure
or you can create the Fee Structure from Program also.
Here Fee can be split into different categories such as Tuition Fee, Laboratory Fee, Library Fee, Transport Fee, etc...
Academic Year Impact
If the Fee amount doesn't change every academic year then Fee Structure can be created without the Acadamic year. In doing so, the same Fee Structure can be used every academic year until the Fees for that particular program doesn't change. Still you can set the academic year and term while creating the Fees or Fee Schedule records.
You can set the "Income Account" and "Receivable Account" in the Accounts section which refers to an Account of you Chart of Accounts. You must also mention the Cost Center in which your income will be booked.
If you are going to use this in the Fee Schedule, you must select the Accounts carefully as Fee Schedule updates the respected Accounts in bulk.
Video Tutorial for Fee Structure
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