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529 Plans

A 529 Plan is a college savings plan operated by a state or educational institution designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs. Contact your 529 plan administrator regarding the disbursement of funds from the account.

Payments from 529 College Savings Plans should include the student’s name and UIN on the check to ensure proper credit. Payments should be mailed at least 10 business days prior to the due date to allow for mail delivery and processing time. Checks should be made payable to the University of Illinois and mailed to the following location:

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

Please Note: Do not send Scholarship checks to this address. To ensure proper credit to student accounts, please direct all scholarship payment checks to the financial aid office on the recipient's campus of attendance. Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Payments section of our website for details. 

For more information on 529 Plans, listen to Episode 11: Saving for College with a 529 Savings Plan from the Making Cents of Money podcast, co-hosted by Student Money Management Center and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.


Room 162 (MC 367)
Henry Administration Bldg.
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone (217) 333-2180


Room 1900 (MC 073)
Student Services Bldg.
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone (312) 996-8574


Room 1001
University Hall Building
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Phone (217) 206-6727

Payment Address

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

Do NOT send scholarship checks to this address. See Scholarship Payments section of our website for more information.