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Payment Plan

The University of Illinois provides an optional UI-Pay Payment Plan that allows students/authorized payers to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over 6 installments for the Fall and Spring semesters. The Payment Plan is an alternative option to the regular University payment policy and is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Students will not be assessed monthly late payment fees on their student account while enrolled in the Payment Plan.  

Students and their families often leverage a variety of funding sources to cover the cost of college. Payment plans are provided as an additional tool that can be helpful if it fits your budget, but it is not intended to be an explicit alternative to other funding sources, like student loans. University Bursar encourages students to research all their options prior to enrollment in the payment plan.

Cost to Participate

  • $40 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee.
  • $25 non-refundable fee if a payment is returned.

For more information about the UI-Pay Payment Plan, please see Payment Plan FAQs.

Enrollment Instructions

To enroll in a UI-Pay Payment Plan as a student or Authorized Payer, please follow these enrollment instructions.

Enrollment Deadlines



Payment Plan Payments

  • Payments are deducted from your U.S. Bank account on the 20th of each month; or charged to your U.S. credit card. 
  • Payments made before the semester begins will be posted to your student account after tuition and fees have been charged.
  • UI-Pay Payment Plan budget adjustments may be necessary during the semester. University Bursar will notify students via email if your Payment Plan needs to be rebalanced.

CollegeInsure Plan

UI-Pay Payment Plan owners are covered under the Nelnet Business Solutions CollegeInsure Plan. Insurance benefits are payable to the University of Illinois under this plan.


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.