Illini Cash offers convenience for students, faculty, and staff to use your i-card for purchases. No need to carry cash, as Illini Cash is accepted at numerous locations on campus.
Adding Illini Cash to your i-card is a quick and convenient way to purchase food, books, computer equipment, printing, and other select services across campus.
There is no fee to open or use Illini Cash and it’s easy to add money with a credit card online or through the UI Dining mobile app. There is no minimum purchase required and active accounts do not expire. Illini Cash is not refundable once it is put on your i-card. See Terms and Conditions for more details
Illini Cash Over Breaks
Illini Cash stays on your i-card as long as you’re an Illini student and have an active i-card. Once you have a balance, it is non-refundable. It won’t go away over semester or summer break.
You must use your Illini Cash at least once within a 12-month period. If you do not use it after 12-months, there is a $5 per month charge until you make a purchase or have a zero balance.
You would need to have made a purchase using Illini Cash since August 2018 to avoid a fee charge this summer.
Illini Cash is accepted at these locations
- All dining halls
- 57 North at SDRP
- Busey Bean and Green at Busey-Evans Residence Hall
- The Caffeinator at SDRP
- Ignite at the ARC
- Chomps at Illinois Street Residence Hall
- Penn Station at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall
- Good 2 Go Food Truck
- Illini Union Bookstore
- Illini Union Hotel
- Quad Shop
- Rec Room
- Starbucks (Courtyard Café)
- Starbucks (Illini Union Bookstore)
- Tech Zone
- Blaze Pizza
- Auntie Anne's
Other Campus Locations
- McKinley Business Office
- McKinley Pharmacy
- Undergraduate Library
- All Coca-Cola vending machines across campus
- All Canteen vending machines across campus
- Jitters at the College of Law
- Starbucks on Gregory Street in Urbana
- Espresso Royale Undergraduate Library
- Espresso Royal Grainger Library
- Espresso Royal Business Instructional Facility (BIF)
- Espresso Royal Krannert Museum
- Einstein's Bagels at the Armory
- Einstein's Bagels at Siebel
- Einstein's Bagels at Veterinary Medicine