Financial Assistance

This page is an overview of resources available to students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to assist them financially.

Learn more from the Student Assistance Center team to learn what resource or support might be available to your individual circumstance.

This is not an exhaustive list of resources. Learn more on the Office of the Dean of Students website.

The Financial Wellness program aims to help college students learn to manage their money effectively and make wise financial decisions. All services to students are free. Students can chat with peer educators (by phone, email or video) to ask questions about personal finances and money management resources.  Contact Financial Wellness to schedule an appointment.

507 East Green Street, Suite 101, Champaign

The Graduate College offers services and resources to help graduate students pay for their education. Graduate students are encouraged to contact the Graduate College for more information various funding opportunities.

Student Services Arcade
620 East John Street, Champaign
Lobby hours: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone center hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers financial aid programs and services to students and their families, striving to increase affordability and enhance student enrollment and graduation. The office is dedicated to maintaining fiscal and regulatory integrity, providing timely and accurate information and ensuring the proper stewardship of all University, federal, state and private funds.

300 Turner Student Services Building
610 East John Street, Champaign
By appointment: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Drop-in: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

The Student Assistance Center is a collaborative resource that promotes the holistic growth and development of Illinois students. To that end, we partner with students, faculty, staff, and family members to address disruptions to students’ academic and social stability or behaviors that cause distress in our community. We strive to foster a community of care in which all members have a personal responsibility to themselves and others.

Henry Administration Bldg. Room 162
506 South Wright Street, Urbana

Payment address:
University of Illinois Payment Center
Student A/R
28393 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1283

All Urbana-Champaign scholarship checks should be mailed to:
Office of Student Financial Aid
620 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820

The University Bursar can assist you understanding your university student account as well as providing information on optional payment plans, account refunds, obtaining an IRS form 1098-T and much more. The Bursar KnowledgeBase resource is a helpful tool for questions you might have.

Student Money Management Center

The Student Money Management Center (SMMC), a division of University Bursar, empowers students to make positive behavioral changes associated with their finances by providing financial education to students, parents, employees, and alumni for all universities in the University of Illinois System – Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield.