About SMMC

The Student Money Management Center (SMMC), a division of University Bursar, empowers students to make positive behavioral changes associated with their finances by providing financial education to students, parents, employees, and alumni for all universities in the University of Illinois System - Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield.

Meet the Team

 SMMC coordinates educational outreach and services throughout the year with one dedicated full-time staff member, two student employees, and a team of interns, making thousands of contacts every semester.

Andrea PellegriniHeadshot of Andrea Pellegrini

Andrea is an Assistant Director in University Bursar, and a current doctoral student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Educational Psychology. She runs the Student Money Management Center for the University of Illinois System, including UIUC, UIC, and UIS.

Patrobas Sirabo WafulaPatrobas Wafula Headshot

Patrobas is a graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing an LLM in the College of Law. He assists with educational program development and implementation, overseeing projects and interns, training, interviewing, and more.

Matthew HoyleHeadshot for Matt Hoyle

Matt is a graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in statistics. He is responsible for conducting data analysis for SMMC and some University Bursar projects to help determine the effectiveness of marketing and educational outreach.

Ways to Engage

Subscribe to an e-newsletter

Earn a digital badge

Set up an appointment

Watch a webinar