NCard Eligibility

The NCard is designed to be a permanent identification card for students and/or employees. It is valid as long as the cardholder is registered and/or employed at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. It is recommended that students and employees on the UNL campus obtain an NCard.

Students attending new student enrollment will receive their NCard the day of their orientation.  A government issued photo id such as a driver's license, passport, state id or military id needs to be presented at the time of issuance. The $15.00 issuance fee is transferred on to the Student Account Consolidated Bill and will not be billed until the September Consolidated Bill for Fall semester and February Consolidated Bill for Spring semester. NCards made for Summer sessions will be billed to the Consolidated Bill, if it is a first issue card.  If not a first issue card, the $15.00 fee must be paid at the time of issuance.

Domestic graduate, dental, law, re-admit, and students at large may receive their NCard once registration is verified and a government issued photo id such as a driver's license, passport, state id or military id is presented at the NCard Office. The $15.00 issuance fee will be billed to the Consolidated Bill, if it is a first issue card. If not a first issue card, the $15.00 fee must be paid at the time of issuance.

Employees may receive their NCard once they have been enter into the Human Resource system (SAP) and receive their NUID. Employees need to present a Faculty/Staff application along with government issued photo identification such as a driver's license, passport, state id, or military id at the NCard Office. The first issue card is free of charge.

Affiliates may receive their NCard once they have been enter into the Human Resource system (SAP) and receive their NUID. They must present the appropriate application along with government issued photo identification such as a driver's license, passport, state id, or military id at the NCard Office. There is a $10 issuance fee at the time the card is made, please indicate on the application if the individual or the department is paying the issuance fee.