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ID Center

What is an i-card?

An i-card is your student's official ID for the university. The i-card will give your student access to the following services:

  • Meal plans
  • Library services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Door access
  • McKinley Health Center
  • Local bus service
  • Illini Cash campus debit
  • Discounts
  • Student banking (optional)
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Handling their i-card

  • A student’s first i-card is free
    • Replacements cost $20
  • It’s University property: do not punch, mark, sticker, or alter it
  • Use only your i-card
  • Report lost cards immediately

Getting an i-card

  • All IDs are issued at the ID Center, located inside the Illini Union Bookstore.
  • New students may provide their photo online for their first i-card – subject to approval and time for processing. Visit
  • Students must present a government-issued photo ID. Visit

ID Center Location

Illini Union Bookstore
809 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Student Banking with PNC Bank

Make the most of your college life and your money.

PNC is the preferred student banking provider for the University of Illinois

PNC is the preferred student banking provider for the University of Illinois graphic

PNC + University of Illinois

Virtual Wallet Student*

Designed to meet the unique needs of students

Convenient Branch On Campus

Located at the Illini Union Bookstore for all of your banking needs.

ID Linking

Link your PNC accounts to your i-card and use it as an ATM card

PNC ATMs On Campus

8 PNC ATMs on campus where PNC customers with a checking product have free access to their money – find the one nearest you at

PNC Bank + Financial Literacy

Taking small steps today can help make a big impact on your lifelong financial success.

My Finance Academy provides information and real-world insights for everyday financial challenges.

From understanding financial basics to making the most of your money, PNC is here to guide you along the way with My Finance Academy's library of educational resources including articles, podcasts, webinars, and more!

Ready for the next step?

It's easy to apply for an account. With your Social Security number and a valid photo ID, you can apply for you PNC account by:

Learn more or apply for Virtual Wallet Student* online by visiting

* Virtual Wallet Student is a registered trademark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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