Stephen F. Austin State University

ID Card Services

Location and Hours Of Operation

ID cards can be obtained in person in the Baker Pattillo Student Center at the Graphic Shop, room 1.207. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m..

* Student identification cards policy can be found here.
* Faculty and staff identification cards are distributed from Card Services and are governed by university policy.

Requirements for ID Card

To obtain an ID card an individual must be a student, faculty, or staff member of the university. Picture identification or other proof of identity will be required when obtaining an ID card.


Student card validation will be done each semester and the student must have paid all previous balances and current semester's tuition and fees. Validation stickers can be obtained at the SFA Business Office.

Faculty and staff cards are validated on a yearly basis.


ID cards cost $6.00
Special badges (i.e., nursing speech/hearing clinic, etc.) cost $6.00

Replacement of lost cards cost $15.00


Student ID cards are the property of Stephen F. Austin State University and must be presented to university officials upon request. Student ID cards are for use by the named cardholder only. It is a violation of university policy to present for use a card other than one's own. Lost/found ID cards should be reported to the Graphic Shop immediately.


The ID card is a valuable tool for students. The card is used to access residence halls, meal plans, and Dining Dollars for those who live on campus or have a meal plan. A valid ID card will provide access to regular season home football, basketball, baseball, and softball games as well as the Student Recreation Center, Norton Health and Physical Education complex, and the Wellness Center. SFA ID cards can be used to check out books at the Steen Library and the Nacogdoches Public Library. Certain discounts to fine arts performances, student activities, and local retailers can be obtained with a valid ID card. When purcahsing items by check and for book buy-back in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and when receiving payroll checks at the business office, the student ID card is accepted as proof of identification. Additionally, some computer and language labs require the deposit of an ID card to use various resources.