University of Illinois System


The University accepts the following methods of payments: electronic check (eCheck), credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, check by mail, international wire, and depository box.

Please Note:  University Bursar does not accept cash payments. If you do not currently have a United States bank account, there are several banking options near campus. Setting up a bank account will allow you to make online student account payments via eCheck, and receive electronic refunds (eRefunds).

Online Payments

The University accepts eChecks, credit card, debit card and Apple Pay payments online through UI-Pay.


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An eCheck, also referred to as an ACH payment, bank transfer, or ePayment, is an electronic withdrawal from a checking or savings account at a domestic (U.S.) bank account. 

Benefits include:

  • eChecks are the fastest and safest way to make your student account payment.
  • There is no fee for paying by eCheck.
  • Payment posts to the student account immediately.

Individuals who wish to use eChecks against another type of account (credit card, home equity line of credit, money market account, mutual fund, etc.), must contact their financial institution to verify that electronic checks can be written against that account.

Information you will need to pay by eCheck:

  • 9-digit bank routing number. If your financial institution has domestic and international routing numbers, enter the domestic routing number when making an eCheck payment. 
  • U.S bank account number (NOT the number on your debit card).

If you do not know your bank routing and/or account number, contact your financial institution.

Credit Card, Debit Card and Apple Pay

Credit cards accepted for payment are MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Debit cards and Apple Pay are also accepted for payment.  All credit card, debit card and Apple Pay transactions will be assessed a non-refundable 2.5% service fee. The service fee will appear as a separate charge on your credit card statement and two payment transactions will appear on your UI-Pay account Payment History.

Making an Online Payment



Payments By Mail

Payment should be mailed at least ten business days prior to the due date to allow for mail delivery and processing time.

Scholarship checks should NOT be mailed to this address. To ensure proper credit to UI-Pay accounts, please direct all scholarship payment checks to the financial aid office on the recipient's campus of attendance. Visit the Scholarship Payments section of our website for details.

The student name and University Identification Number (UIN) must be written on the check. A printed copy of the payment stub must be included to ensure proper credit. 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

Contact University Bursar for instructions to process overnight payments.

International Wire Transfer Payments

University of Illinois has partnered with Flywire™, PayMyTuition, and CIBC International Student Pay to offer an innovative and streamlined way to make international tuition payments. Visit the International Payment page of our website for instructions on making an international tuition payment.

Depository Payment Locations

Payments may be deposited at the following locations:


Henry Administration Building (HAB) – Outside Northeast entrance in parking lot, available 24/7


Student Services Building (SSB) – Harrison Street entrance

Marshfield Avenue Building (MAB) – Outside front entrance, on the north side of the doorway, available 24/7


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.