Buy Extra Credits
Extra Credits can be purchased at any time by students, faculty, or staff. They can be used to purchase food items at a la carte locations, for all-you-care-to-eat meals held in residence hall dining rooms, or for lunch in the Illini Union Ballroom. Extra Credits can be purchased through the web with a credit card, with no minimum required (computer kiosks are located near front desks for your convenience). Extra Credits never expire as long as a person has an active i-card.
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To use Extra Credits for an all-you-can-eat meal in one of our dining halls, one credit is valued at one dollar.
The more Extra Credits you deposit in a single transaction, the better the value!
Children are welcome, too! Children under age 5 (accompanied by an adult) may eat for free.
*Meals paid for with credit card or Extra Credits are subject to sales tax. Meals for children paid for with Cafe Credits are not subject to tax.
The Illini Union Ballroom lunch buffet is open to all, and the price of $9.95 (or 9.95 Extra Credits) includes dessert, beverage, and sales tax. Seniors (age 65 & above) receive a discounted lunch rate of $8.94 (or 8.94 Extra Credits). Children age 12 and under can have lunch for $5.00 (or 5.00 Extra Credits). Children age 4 or under eat for free. Pay by cash, check, credit card, Extra Credits, or department account number.
You can even use your Extra Credits for laundry! Simply add credits to your i-card and follow the directions as posted in your laundry room (this option available in the residence halls and Goodwin-Green apartments).
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