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I-Cards are issued to full-time and part-time students and their spouse, as well as faculty, staff and full-time employee dependents. To obtain an I-Card, visit the Accounting Services office (KIM 130) and have your I-Number ready.

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Replace I-Card

Lost or Stolen I-Card

If your I-Card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the I-Card Office or Security Office. Upon notification, the I-Card will be disabled. There is a $10 fee to replace a damaged, stolen or lost I-Card ($20 for a Prox card). The University is not responsible for the inappropriate use of lost or stolen I-Cards, including any loss of I-Card Dollars or Dining Dollars, prior to being notified.

Name Change

If you need to replace a card because of a name change, simply bring the old card to the I-Card Office, and it will be replaced free of charge.


Online Student I-Card Application

Online Students may obtain an I-Card by following the necessary steps (full requirements listed on application document). Not following these instructions may delay processing of I-Card Requests.

  • Complete the 'Personal Information' section of the I-Card Application Form. Do not sign the application at this point.

  • Submit a colored passport photo that is 2" X 2" in size.

  • Include a letter from your ecclesiastical leader or sign and date the application in the presence of a Notary Public.

  • Mail in the application.



The BYU-Idaho I-Card is the official identification card for students, faculty, and administrators at BYU-Idaho. The I-Card is also a declining balance card (debit card) used at various locations across campus.

The I-Card allows you to:

  • Provide identification
  • Access certain campus events
  • Check out library materials
  • Gain admittance to athletic facilities
  • Utilize Cashier Services
  • Obtain campus event tickets
  • Access the Testing Center
  • Spend pre-deposited funds on campus
  • Print in computer labs

The I-Card is yours to use, but it remains the property of BYU-Idaho. The I-Card must be returned to the University upon request. Fraudulent use of any I-Card may result in disciplinary action. You are entitled to have only ONE I-Card in your possession.

University departments, personnel, or community businesses may not ask to retain your I-Card as collateral for goods or services. Report any such occurrences to the I-Card Office.

In order to minimize your losses, it is your responsibility to inform the I-Card Office if you believe your card has been lost or stolen.

You may use the I-Card to purchase school supplies at University Store. Charges will be applied to your Personal Account and can be paid online or at Cashier's Services. You may also use the I-Card for purchases at the following locations, but you must pre-deposit money to your I-Card account first:

  • Crossroads (University Cafeteria)
  • Copy Spot
  • Computer Labs

All students registered for class may obtain an I-Card beginning one week before the start of the semester they are attending. The spouse of a student may obtain an I-Card for free. Dependents of students are not eligible to obtain an I-Card.

Full-Time Employees

All full-time employees are entitled to an employee I-Card. A spouse and family members of full-time employees are also entitled to have an I-Card. Dependents children 8 to 26 will be issued an I-Card free of charge (covered dependents are defined as unmarried dependents living in the same household).

Part-Time Employees

Regular part-time employees are entitled to an I-Card. However, spouses and children are not eligible.

  • Care for your I-Card the same as you would your driver's license, credit cards, or cash.
  • Do not bend the I-Card (card readers cannot read bent or cracked cards)
  • Do not wash your card (doing so may damage the magnetic strip)
  • Do not use the card as an ice scraper to clean your car windows
  • Keep the back of the card away from the back of other cards with magnetic strips (magnetic fields can erase each other)
  • Keep your card away from any magnetic fields such as VCRs, stereo speakers, or magnetic boards found at grocery stores and some department stores