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.

Financial Wellness

217-333-7672 |

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. Learn more about the Financial Wellness Program.

Graduate College

507 East Green Street, Suite 101, Champaign
217-333-0035 |

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. Learn more about the Graduate College.

Office of Student Financial Aid

Student Services Arcade | 620 East John Street, Champaign
217-333-0100 |
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. Learn more about the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Student Assistance Center (Emergency Dean Fund)

300 Turner Student Services Building | 610 East John Street, Champaign
217-333-0050 |
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. Learn more about the Student Assistance Center (Emergency Dean).

University Bursar

Henry Administration Bldg. Room 162 | 506 South Wright Street, Urbana
217-333-2180 |

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. Learn more about the University Bursar.

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.

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students