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University-wide Student Programs (USP) is an administrative unit which provides staff support to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and coordinates university-wide student policies and programs across the campuses in areas including admissions, student financial assistance, University articulation, and residency.
This unit manages the President's Award Program; provides coordination of university-wide activities related to Admissions and formulates policy for consideration by the Board of Trustees; coordinates and administers university-wide student scholarships; is responsible for development of University Residency Policies and for Illinois residency appeals from students on the campuses; is responsible for tuition appeals from students on the campuses; analyzes implications of changes in state and federal programs and regulations related to areas of responsibility; and, responds to requests for information and assistance from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, campus units, and external agencies, including the Illinois Board of Higher Education.