ID Center

ID Center

The K-State ID Center is located on the Union's ground floor. 

All students, faculty and staff get their Wildcat Cards at the K-State ID Center. Your Wildcat Card is your official university ID and can be used as a:

  • Photo ID
  • Access/Entry Card
  • Computer Lab Printing Card
  • Library Card
  • Cat Cash On-Campus Debit Account
  • Meal Plan Debit Card

To ensure a long life for your card, please do not mark on or bend your card, punch holes in your card, place stickers on your card or scratch the magnetic strip. If your ID is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the K-State ID Center. Lost or stolen cards can be flagged to prevent further use. The Union is not liable for losses incurred by individuals due to stolen Wildcat Cards. There is a non-refundable fee for the replacement of a Wildcat Card, see fee table below for details.

ID Center Policies  Report a lost ID  Report a Found ID

Wildcat Card documentation requirements


  • Be enrolled in classes
  • Valid state or federally issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport)

Employees (Faculty, Staff, and interns) and retirees:

  • PER-38, PER-38A, PER-39 (non-redacted or uncensored)
  • Valid state or federally issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport)

Visiting Scholars

  • J-1
  • Acceptance letter from department


  • Sponsoring department needs to contact the ID Center for the appropriate forms

Wildcat Card digital picture requirements

Color No shadows on the face or background
Taken in front of a plain white background No hats or head covers, sunglasses, headphones or wireless devices that obstruct the face
Full face view looking directly at the camera No glare on glasses
Neutral facial expression No other visible people, pets, or objects in the photo
Both eyes open No side angle of the face
Capture area of 3 inches below the chin and 2 inches above the top of the head No Black and white photo
In .jpg or .jpeg format, no larger than 6MB No group photo
  No blurry photo
  No inappropriate expression

Fees (starting July 1, 2021)

Card Type Student (New) Student (Replacement) Employee (New) Employee (Replacement)
Wildcat ID $25 $25 $0 $25
Visiting Scholar $25 $25 $25 $25
Dept. Name Badge $2 $2 $2 $2

New Student Wildcat ID

To apply for a new student Wildcat ID, click the button below to begin the application process. Have the following items ready before accessing the application form:

  • Be enrolled in "for credit" classes through Kansas State University.
  • Have digital picture ready to submit. (See criteria below.)
  • Have a digital copy of your valid signature on a white background ready to submit.
  • Payment for the card will be applied to your KSIS account.


Global Campus Wildcat ID

To apply for a distance learning Wildcat ID, click the button below to begin the application process. Application criteria listed in the ID Center Policies.

Global Campus Wildcat ID  

Cat Cash

Cat Cash is ideal for anyone who carries a Wildcat ID Card and spends time on campus. A prepaid, declining balance debit account to use for purchases on the K-State campus, Cat Cash is easy to set up, easy to use and easy to maintain online. Learn more about Cat Cash here.

Deposit here


Phone: 785-532-6399



Normal Hours

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