All new Cal State Northridge students must purchase a CSUN Photo ID card. The card is required for:
- All transactions at the Student Services Center in Bayramian Hall—including the Offices of Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and University Cash Services
- Oviatt Library services
- Klotz Student Health Center services
- University Student Union services
- Voting in Associated Students elections
- Obtaining tickets from the Associated Students Ticket Office at reduced rates
- Attending CSUN athletic events and selected campus programs at reduced rates or free of charge
Purchase Your Photo ID Card
Online - Log into myNorthridge Portal, select the "Financial Matters" tab, locate the "My Financial Obligations" box, and select "Purchase a Photo ID." Then:
- Pay by credit card (a 2.75% service fee is charged) or electronic check (no fee).*
- Print your receipt. Bring the receipt and a valid photo ID (driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport) to Admissions and Records in the Student Services Center, Bayramian Hall (BH 100), 1st floor lobby.
- Have photo taken and receive your card.
For additional help, see the University Cash Services guide Photo ID Card (.pdf).
In Person - Go to the Student Services Center, Bayramian Hall (BH 100) 1st floor lobby, and:
- Bring required photo ID (valid driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport).
- Pay $5.00 fee* to University Cash Services (cashier window) first.
- Then take your receipt to the "photo ID" Admissions and Records window to have your picture taken.
About Office Hours
- During Week 1 of fall and spring classes, the Student Services Center in Bayramian Hall, 1st floor lobby, keeps extended hours, from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm daily except Friday, closing at 4:00 pm. The Photo ID Station will close 15 minutes before the end of business each day.
- During Weeks 2-4 of fall and spring classes, Student Services Center hours are slightly extended. The three offices—Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and University Cash Services—keep the same hours.
- Starting Week 5 and thereafter, only University Cash Services opens at 8:30 am Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays while Admissions & Records and Financial Aid & Scholarships open at 10:00 am daily.
- Office hours can vary during summer and winter terms and before holidays or special events. Check hours, left side bar on this page.
*About California State University (CSU) Tuition and Other Fees
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).
For the latest tuition and other fee information, visit the CSUN Student Finance website.