University of Illinois Saves
SAVE FOR YOUR DREAMS!
Students and employees at the University of Illinois, have the opportunity to sign up as a "Saver" through the University of Illinois Saves campaign between February 22 - April 8 at 12:00 PM CST. Signing up as a Saver is as easy as 1, 2, 3!!! Here's how:
- Choose your campus and role
- Complete the form with your information
- Start saving and tell a friend!
Savers will have the opportunity to set savings goals, win prizes* and receive additional support from E-Newsletters. Savers from the campus with the highest percentage of savers will also have the opportunity to win a collection of prizes to be given to members of the campus with the highest percentage of savers which will be announced on Friday, April 8, after 12:00 PM CST.
For more information, visit the University of Illinois Student Money Management Center's website.
*To comply with University policy regarding prizes, foreign nationals may not qualify.
Paint A Pig - UISAVES Launch Parties
In honor of America Saves Week, each campus will be hosting University of Illinois Saves Launch Parties to kick off the start of the competition. Below are the dates and times for each launch party. Register here.
- Chicago Campus: Feb 23 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Commuter Student Resource Center
- Urbana Campus: Feb 23 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM | Ikenberry Commons, SDRP lobby
- Springfield Campus: Feb 26 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Brookens Cafe in PAC
Prizes for the UISAVES competition have been made possible through contributions from the following sponsors:
Earn a Digital Badge
The University recently launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, where you can earn recognition for establishing positive financial behaviors. Setting a savings goal is one step towards the Savings Badge. Learn more about how to earn this badge and others by visiting the website.
Employee Departments and Units
For inner-office savings resources, please check out our list of ideas located on the SMMC website.
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