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Traveling from Champaign to Chicago

As we all know, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Champaign-Urbana. But sometimes—just sometimes—we understand that students might want to head up north to a quaint little town known as Chicago. Chicago is technically...

Resources for Native American Students at UIUC

Diversity is one of UIUC’s strengths. We want our students to have access to resources that are valuable to them on a personal level, which often means providing resources that fit with students’ individual cultural...

How to Find a College Club for You

You’ve made it to campus. Your schedule is set, you’ve moved into your residence hall, had an awkward conversation about sharing the mini fridge with your roommate, and you’re ready to make the most of your semester...

28 Helpful Financial Aid Definitions

Everyone has different college experiences, but there is one thing that brings all students together. You guessed it, we’re talking about everybody’s favorite twelve-letter, two-word phrase: Financial aid. ...

Mental Health Services at UIUC

Taking care of your mental health is one of the most important things you’ll do in college. We want to make it as easy as possible for every student to have access to the resources and help they need to enjoy their...

Things to Do in Champaign-Urbana

Whether you’re an incoming student who grew up across the world or on the other side of University Ave., you’ll find things to do in Champaign-Urbana to keep you busy year-round and distract you from your homework as...

What is FAFSA? Your questions, answered.

Student finances, thy name is FAFSA. But what is FAFSA, exactly, and why is it so important to your finances as a college student? In this article, we hope to lessen the mystery and potential anxiety surrounding FAFSA...

How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver

Applying to colleges can be overwhelming. Not only are you busy writing essays and filling out forms, but you also have to keep in mind the amount of money necessary to apply to all of the schools on your list. If the...

How to Transition Back to In-Person Learning

You may be an incoming first-year student with normal back-to-school woes amplified by the abnormal nature of the world right now. You may be an upper-level student who had established a comfortable routine before...

UIUC College Essay Example Prompts

Whether you decide to apply to UIUC through Coalition, the Common App, or myIllini, you’ll have to conquer the dreaded essay portion of the application. Fear not! When writing your essay, you have several options...

50 Questions to Ask on a College Visit

College visits can be overwhelming. You may step foot on your first-ever tour but have no idea what to do to get the most out of it, what questions to ask, or what you should pay attention to. We don’t want you to feel...

Applying to College at UIUC: A Complete Guide

Applying to college is key, and you want to get it right. It can also be a complicated maze full of twists and turns (including different requirements and deadlines for every school on your list!). We’re here to...