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Illini Cash

Illini Cash tile

Adding Illini Cash to your i-card is a quick and convenient way to purchase 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 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 can add Illini Cash to an existing account. You do not need to be a university student, faculty, or staff to add Illini Cash. Only the UIN and the name of the individual receiving the Illini Cash are needed to add funds to their account.

The form for adding Illini cash on the Illinois app
Fill in the recipient and payment information 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 to an Illini Cash account:

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

Illini Cash Tips

  • Your balance will not disappear between semester breaks.
  • See the Illini Cash web page 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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