Each year the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is required to reimburse the university for the cost of its athletic scholarships. This is the primary function of the I FUND and your investment makes this possible.
With the constant increase in tuition, the cost of providing athletic scholarships continues to escalate. Next year, the I FUND faces yet another challenge as the DIA is projected to pay well over $10 million for athletic scholarships. Since 1996, with only modest adjustments, in-state tuition has increased 151% while non-resident tuition has risen to over 139%. The university's strategic plan calls for a much more aggressive approach to tuition increases placing a higher burden on the I FUND.
Illinois Athletics Development
Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building
1700 South Fourth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820