After 11 years of the same format and old technolges, the University of Illinois has redesigned their student ID card, the i-card. The new cards were released Ma 14th with a brand new modern look and abundance of new features which make life easier for UIC students. The most important feature of the re-designed i-card is its capacity to be used as an ATM or debit card, in conjunction with TCF Bank. TCF Bank has taken the role of official banking entity to the University of Illinois, and offers students incentives such as free checking accounts, as well as a myriad of other banking and financial services. According to the independent student publicaiton of the University of Illinois at Chicago, this is a single identification card that serves as a tool for university services, banking services, and an abundance of other conveniences that has the potential to alleviate some of the everyday stresses that students undergo.
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