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Illini Cash

Illini Cash tile

Adding Illini Cash to your i-card is a quick and convenient way to purchase items like food, printing, books, supplies, and computer equipment at various locations across campus. 

Required Settings

Privacy LevelLevel 4 or Higher to view balance
Level 1 or Higher to add Illini Cash
(Profile > My App Privacy Settings > Manage and Understand Your Privacy)
Required to view balance
Not Required to add Illini Cash
(Settings > Sign In/Sign Out)
Profile SettingAny profile setting to sign in and add Illini Cash
(Profile > Who Are You)

What is Illini Cash? 

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 Illinois app. 

See the Illini Cash webpage for more details

Wallet in the Browse menu
Find your Illini Cash in the Wallet on the Browse Menu.

Who can access Illini Cash?

University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff are eligible to create an Illini Cash account and use its services. 

Anyone who wants to Add Illini Cash to an existing account is able to, even if they are not a student, faculty, or staff. They will need the UIN and last name of the individual to whom they would like to transfer money.

The form for adding Illini cash on the Illinois app
Fill individual’s information and payment to add Illini Cash.

Using Illini Cash in the Illinois app

Open the Illinois app: 

  • Tap Browse
  • Tap Wallet
  • Tap Illini Cash

If you want to add money into an Illini Cash account:

  • Tap Browse
  • Tap Wallet
  • Tap Add Illini Cash
  • Fill out the relevant information with the correct UIN

Illini Cash Tips

  • Set Wallet on the Favorites page to quickly access the Illini Cash and view the balance.
  • Your balance is consistent and will not disappear between semester breaks.
  • See the Illini Cash webpage for the list of locations that support Illini Cash. 
Illini cash screen showing ones Illini Cash balance
View Illini Cash balance and transaction history.
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