Student ID Card (MataCard)

MataCard, the secure digital CSUN student ID card, replaces the need for a physical student ID card and serves as a convenient form of campus identification accessible via Android phone, iPhone, or Apple Watch.

The digital MataCard can be used throughout the University Library, for access to many other campus services and privileges, and as proof of CSUN student status anywhere an ID is requested. In addition, funds may be added to a MataCard eAccount and it can be used like a debit card for select purchases and discounts on campus.

Please note:

  • Physical CSUN student ID cards will continue to be accepted for conducting most university transactions. Students who already have a CSUN ID card are encouraged to upgrade to a MataCard.
  • Some offices or transactions may require a government-issued form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to verify student status.
  • Students who do not have a compatible smartphone or watch on which to download the Transact eAccount mobile app for MataCard, may request a physical CSUN student ID card by contacting the Office of the Registrar at

For instructions to obtain the MataCard, frequently asked questions and the MataCard eAccount Portal, visit CSUN MataCard.