paynow is the University of South Australia's own secure online payment method for student fees. The system is available through the student portal, myUniSA, on the my Finances pillar and is the fastest and preferred payment method.

paynow accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau and China UnionPay cards and meets PCI DSS requirements.

Cyber Security is Everyone's Business

Please note that although the University endeavours to protect your personal details, we cannot guarantee the security and integrity of your personal computer or a public computer that you may use to access UniSA paynow.  If the computer you are using has been compromised, there is a possibility that the data you enter may be recorded by "spyware", "key logging" or similar programs.  You should ensure that you take reasonable steps to prevent these types of programs from being installed, by having the latest version of anti-virus software, security patches and a personal firewall installed. To find information and advice to protect yourself, your data and the University please go to our Cyber Security pages.

If you are concerned about the security of your personal computer you can use computers located in the University's General Purpose Computer Pools, Computer Barns, and "Walk Up" PCs (including those in Campus Central locations).

Under no circumstances should any student provide their logon and password to any other party or person.

Beware of Scams

We have become aware of a scam targeting international students who are offered a discount to have their tuition fees paid on their behalf by another party. This scam offers to negotiate a reduced fee with the university requiring the student to provide their student logon and password to the scammer to enable payment of their fees for the discounted amount.

The student then pays the scammer the discounted amount and payments are made to the university using multiple stolen credit cards which when disputed by the credit card holder results in these payments being reversed leaving the student with the original outstanding fee plus bank dishonour fees.

If you are approached to have a discounted fee paid to the university it is likely this will be a scam. Approaches may come from other students who have unwittingly been caught in the scam or via direct contact through social media.

Under no circumstances should any student provide their logon and password to any other party or person as this is the only way you can be certain your information is secure.

If you think you have been caught by this scam please immediately change your password and advise the university at so we can check and see if this has occurred.