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Understanding the Finances Tab in the Web Portal

The Finances tab in the web portal contains links to resources for students at Illinois State University. This tab will only be visible to current students.


Please refer to the four figures below to see how the following sub-headings of the Finances tab may look.

Quick Links



There will be four quick links available to you right when you click the Finances tab within My.IllinoisState. These are some of the most popular features that students and staff may use. Read about them in this section below:

Redbird Card:

Click this button to add funds to your Redbird Card. Having funds in your Redbird Card allows you to buy food at our dining halls and much more. You can also manually put funds on your card with cash by visiting the Milner Library and swiping your card at the Redbird Card kiosk. For more information about adding money to your Redbird Card, please read the following article: Adding Money to Your Redbird Card or a Guest Copy Card

Pay/Review My Account

Click this button to be navigated to your student account. This portal allows you to access the overall balance of your tuition costs, repayment plans, and your FAFSA refund, if applicable. For more information regarding the Student Accounts portal, read our knowledge article: Overview of Student Accounts


Click this button to be brought to your student account. This option allows you to set up electronic payments for any payments that you may owe the university.

Find Campus Jobs

Click this button to be navigated to Illinois State University’s jobs portal. Here, you can apply to one of many of the student positions that are currently offered by the university.

Finances Subheadings

My Finances will feature links to add money to your redbird card. You may also visit the website for ISU Credit Union and the Campus Job Finder from this section.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid will feature links to view your financial aid counselor, find scholarships, and view financial aid awards. Please read the following articles for more information on the features offered:

My Finances

This subheading will have links to important financial services such as the ISU Credit Union, your Redbird Card portal, and the ISU Jobs portal.

Student Accounts

Student Accounts will feature links to pay/review your student account, add or remove authorized users to the Student Accounts Portal. You may also view your 1098-T Tax Form from this section. You can also set up an Authorized User so that a parent can access the accounts at anytime.


Parking will feature links to purchase a parking permit or pay parking citations.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at

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