University of Illinois System

University Resources

Each university in the University of Illinois System has services to support students' mental health, well-being, and basic needs security. Learn about some of them below.

Community and Government Aid Programs

There are a wide variety of community and government aid programs available to help low income individuals (including students) manage the costs of basic needs (e.g., housing, food, etc.) Below are a few examples, but there may be more in your local community.

We also produced several episodes along with Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in our Making Cents of Money podcast addressing basic needs for consumers, including: