Student ID Card

Effective Spring 2023, 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 to access many campus services and privileges, and MataCard can serve as proof of CSUN student status anywhere that it is requested. In addition, funds may be added to a MataCard eAccount and used like a debit card for select purchases 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 the CSUN MataCard website.