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Cash Handling

Cash is a crucial asset for the University of Illinois System, requiring clear accountability in its receipt, deposit, and custodianship due to its sensitive nature.

The U of I System adopts a decentralized approach to cash handling, delegating responsibilities extensively to enhance operational efficiency, convenience, and flexibility. The ultimate responsibility for the cash handling function lies with the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller. Delegations extend to units not under the direct control of the Vice President. Effective delegation relies on vigilant supervision by unit managers. Adequate internal controls play a pivotal role in ensuring responsible stewardship of public funds and safeguarding employees.

The cash handling function encompasses two main areas:

  1. Cash Collections
    Involves the collection, control, and deposit of amounts owed to the U of I System from cash sales, accounts receivable collections, credit card sales, and other sources.
  2. Cash Disbursement
    Encompasses the dispensing of cash (both currency and checks) for miscellaneous expenditures and the control of funds designated for this purpose.

Unit Heads play a pivotal role in ensuring the secure and accountable management of cash within their respective units. Their responsibilities encompass the following key aspects:

  • Procedure Development
  • Compliance Oversight
  • Approval Process
  • Supervision of Cash Handling Personnel

Contact Information and Office Location

506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Lobby Hours: Tuesday and Friday (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Phone: 217-333-4870
Email: BursarCashiersUIUC@uillinois.edu

Mailing Address:
University Bursar Cashier Office
Room 100 HAB
506 South Wright Street (MC-367)
Urbana, IL 61801

Assistant Director: Athanazia Varner, 217-300-8272

Deposit Information

Deposit Box - Outside NE entrance to Henry Administration Building (HAB), available 24/7

Deposit Box – Inside East entrance of Room 100, Henry Administration Building (HAB), available Monday – Friday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Deposit Kiosk - Southeast corner of the Illini Union (IU)

Deposit Kiosk - Main entrance of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

Deposit & Secure Delivery options via Remote Deposit, or Armored Courier are for departmental use only. Contact Athanazia Varner for information regarding deposit or delivery options.

Marshfield Avenue Building (MAB) Room 111
809 South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
Lobby Hours: Monday and Thursday (10:00am - 2:00pm)
Phone: 312-996-7094
Fax: 312-413-8851
Email: BursarCashiersUIC@uillinois.edu
Mailing Address: University Bursar Cashier Office, 809 South Marshfield Avenue (MC-557), Chicago, IL 60612

Manager: Lawuana Green, 312-996-7094

Deposit Information

Marshfield Avenue Building (MAB), 809 South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

Student Services Building (SSB) 1200 W. Harrison, Chicago, IL 60607

Deposit & Secure Delivery options via Remote Deposit, or Armored Courier are for departmental use only. Contact Lawuana Green for information regarding deposit or delivery options.

Room 1001, University Hall Building (UHB)
One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703
Email: BursarCashiersUIS@uillinois.edu
Mailing Address: University Bursar Cashier Office, Room 1001, University Hall Building (UHB), One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703

Assistant Director: Alice Seaton, 217-300-5436

Deposit Information

Secured Drop Box located in hallway outside Room UHB 1003

Payment Information

Student Account Payments should be mailed to:
University of Illinois Payment Center
Student A/R
28393 Network Place
Chicago IL 60673-1283
*Please include UIN

General Account Payments should be mailed to:
University of Illinois Payment Center
General A/R
28394 Network Place
Chicago IL 60673-1283
*Please include account number