Money can only be added to the Redbird Account - not to Meal Plans or Flex Accounts, which are purchased through Dining. Redbird Account balance cannot exceed $2,000 (exceptions will be made for TechZone purchases). Funds in the Redbird Account will be used:
If you do not have a meal plan, you may still eat in the residence hall dining centers or other restaurants around campus, but you will pay the door rate for your meals.
There are four different ways to add money to your Redbird Account.
Make deposits online through my.illinoisstate.edu/redbird-card.
A minimum of $10 is required for all My Illinois State deposits. Deposits are available in your Redbird Account within approximately 20 minutes.
Deposit money into one of our cash-to-card Machines. The machines accept cash only ($1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 bills). Cash-to-Card Machines are located at:
Redbird Card Office (2nd Floor of the Bone Student Center) - Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (4:30 PM Summer)
Cashier's Office - M, T, W, & F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM & Th 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Mail a check (made payable to ISU) to:
Illinois State University
Redbird Account Deposit
Campus Box 1250
Normal IL 61790-1250
You should also complete a deposit slip to mail with the check. You can also simply include the information requested on the deposit slip with the check.