The NCard is UNL's official photo identification card. It is valid as long as individuals are a
student or employed at UNL.
The NCard system is campus-wide and is used by campus departments and businesses for identification, access and optional services such as
purchasing and educational discounts. The NCard is nontransferable and is the property of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
How do I get my NCard?
NCards can be obtained by going to the NCard Office located in Room 121, of the Nebraska Union at
14th & R Street. To obtain your NCard you must be a registered student or current employee or Affiliate at UNL. You will need to
present one form of government issued photo ID. This ID can be issued by federal, state or local government agencies provided it contains a photograph, name and date of birth such as driver's license, passport, or military ID. STUDENTS: No fee will be collected at pick up. The $20.00 Student ID fee will appear on your Student Accounts Consolidated Bill.
Where do I get my Student ID if I'm an Intercampus Student?
Any UNL student whose program is located on a campus other than Lincoln will enroll on that
receive student services from that
campus. Only students who are enrolled on the Lincoln campus can receive a UNL NCard. If the student feels his or her
enrollment status is in error, the student should contact the Office of Admissions (undergraduate) or Office of Graduate Studies
Lost or Stolen
What should I do if my NCard is lost or stolen?
The NCard is valuable and should be protected from theft and misuse. Loss or theft of the
reported immediately to the NCard
Office in person, by phoning (402) 472-7331, or online. After hours, loss or
theft of the NCard may still be reported by calling (402) 472-7331 and leaving a message on the voice mail system. Promptly reporting the
card missing will protect you from improper charges to your NCard Campus Account and other misuses of the NCard. You may be responsible
for the first $50 in transactions made with your card until loss or theft is reported to the NCard Office.
If I lost my current NCard, but found a previous one, can I activate the previous NCard?
No, once a new NCard has been issued it becomes your current card and cancels all previous
cards are canceled to prevent
anyone else from using your misplaced card.
How do I remove a lost or stolen flag from my NCard?
You must go to the NCard Office in person to request the flag be removed. You will need to
found NCard to be entered back
into the system.
NCard Campus Account
How do I use my NCard to charge on campus?
Registered students and employees may open an NCard Campus Account
University operated services
and affiliated vendors.
You have a $300 spending limit per month to purchase goods and services using your NCard Campus
Account. Textbooks do not go
against the $300 spending limit. Please see NCard Terms and Conditions for more information on textbook purchases.
Can I request an increase on the spending limit?
No. The NCard Campus Account system does not allow for fluctuating spending limits.
How does this limit affect my ability to purchase my textbooks and get them on my Consolidated Bill?
The NCard Campus Account can be used to purchase your textbooks. There's a $2,000 per semester
limit for textbooks.
Textbooks do not go against the $300 general use spending limit.
How do I use my NCard to order my textbooks online?
No, the NCard Campus Account is for on campus purchases only.
What happens if I legally change my name?
Student legal name changes need to be made at Student
Records in Room 107 of the Canfield Administration Building. Student Records will give you a
pink copy of your Name change form to bring to the NCard office. You will need to present your pink copy of the form along with your old
NCard. The NCard office will trade out the old card for a new one. If you do not have an old NCard, you must present one form of
identification such as a driver's license or passport.
What happens if I want to change my legal name to a preferred name on my NCard?
Students may designate a preferred name under the Profile section in MyRED. An overnight
the student's record in the
NCard system to the preferred name. The following day the student may go to the NCard Office located in Room 121, of the Nebraska Union at 14th & R Street to get a new card with the preferred name printed on it. There is a
$20.00 fee for the new card.
Now that I am a graduate student, can I use the same NCard I used as an undergraduate?
Yes, the NCard is your permanent UNL identification card that you receive once when you enroll
NCards are activated by
registration status. The card becomes active the first day of the term you are registered. The same card can be used even after time has
been taken off from school.
As a parent, can I view my student's Consolidated Bill online?
Consolidated Bills are generated by the 25th of each month and are available for immediate
will be notified via e-mail
when a bill is available to view each month. Information on parent
access to MyRED
Do I get a student NCard if I am Faculty/Staff taking classes?
No, Faculty/Staff going through the tuition remission program are not eligible for student
Faculty/Staff NCard will show
registration status when it is scanned.
How Can I use my Affiliate NCard?
The NCard is designed to be your permanent UNL photo identification card. The NCard system is
and is used by campus
departments and offices to verify the cardholder's identification. The NCard is nontransferable and is the property of the University of
Now that I am a student or faculty/staff, do I need a new NCard?
Yes, the NCard is your permanent UNL identification card that you received when you became
UNL. You were issued a special
Affiliate NCard and you will now need to receive a Student or Faculty/Staff NCard.