University of Illinois System
Last item for navigation

Financial Aid and Scholarship Payments

Financial aid (federal and private loans, grants, internal scholarships, and waivers) disburses and is typically applied to your student account the week prior to the start of classes. Disbursement of financial aid will occur once you have completed all requirements and provided all necessary documentation/information. If you are expecting financial aid and do not see it applied, review your financial aid award online to confirm all requirements have been completed. Visit the financial aid office for your campus for more information.

Please direct all scholarship payment checks to the financial aid office at the recipient's university.

Urbana-Champaign scholarship checks should be mailed to:

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Office of Student Financial Aid
620 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) 333-0100

Chicago scholarship checks should be mailed to:

University of Illinois Chicago
Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (MC 334)
1200 West Harrison Room 1800
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3126

Springfield scholarship checks should be mailed to:

University of Illinois Springfield
Office of Financial Assistance
University Hall 1015, MS UHB 1015
1 University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Phone: (217) 206-6724

Student Money Management Center

University Bursar Student Money Management Center (SMMC) has produced the following educational materials to help students understand how to leverage financial aid and student loans responsibly:


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.