Cardinal Card

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m


The Cardinal Card Office is located on the main floor of the Edminster Student Union Building. The Cardinal Card is the official form of photo ID for students, staff, and faculty.


To get a Cardinal Card, you must be a current student, staff, or faculty member. Bring a form of government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to the Cardinal Card Office, take a picture, and your card will be printed for you.

Your first Cardinal Card is free of charge. Lost, stolen, or damaged Cardinal Cards will result in a $20 replacement fee.

All students and employees must have a Cardinal Card for identification purposes. The Cardinal Card must be presented to access a student’s account, financial aid, to charge books and school supplies against a student’s financial aid, to check out library books, use the computer labs, printing services, or rent equipment through Outdoor Pursuits. The Cardinal Card can also be used for free/discounted admission to campus events, and can be used to get discounts from local businesses participating in the Students Shop Local Program.

Cardinal Cash can be added to your card for dining, printing, and bookstore purchases. It is a prepaid declining balance that can be added online using the GETFunds site or by visiting the Cardinal Card Office.

The Cardinal Card should be kept with you throughout your time at North Idaho College. The Cardinal Card is the property of North Idaho College and the use of this card is governed by college rules and regulations. The card is not transferable and must be presented to college officials upon request. The Cardinal Card is to be used only by the person to whom it is issued and will be confiscated if presented by someone other than the cardholder. Do not loan your card to any person for any reason. Use of someone else’s card, even if they gave you permission, is considered misuse and the card will be confiscated.


  • Lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed cards will result in a $20.00 card replacement charge.
  • Keep track of your card. If you lose your card, report it to the Cardinal Card Office immediately.
  • Your card can be fragile. Please do not bend it, punch holes in it, or use it as an ice scraper.
  • Do not draw or place stickers on your card. 
  • Cards with manufacturer defects will be replaced at no charge.