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Student Photo ID

Student identification cards (Photo ID) display a photo and name of student cardholder and are valid as long as the student is actively enrolled in classes. The Photo ID cards are used for library privileges, admittance to some college-sponsored activities, student elections, and other college services.

Not Mandatory, but Recommended
Although having a Photo ID is not mandatory, students and employees are encouraged to obtain a card during their first semester.

Cost for Photo ID
The initial Photo ID card will be issued free of charge. There will be a $10 replacement fee assessed for cards that are lost, damaged, stolen, or those that require a name change.

Replacement fees must be paid at the Bursar’s Office (Student Services Center, Room S-203). Please present the receipt to the Photo ID Technician at the time of replacement Photo ID processing.

Steps to Receive a Photo ID
To receive a Photo ID the student must provide one of the following items and their current enrollment status will be verified:

  • Must be registered for classes at NSCC
  • A driver’s license with a photograph
  • A valid State of Tennessee photo ID
  • An original birth certificate
  • A passport

To update the Photo ID card to include subsequent enrollments, the student must present the Photo ID card and their current enrollment status will be verified.

Room S-107, Student Services Center, Main Campus (map)

Contact Us
615-353-3233 or
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Office Hours

Effective February 25
Monday–Thursday: 3:30 PM–6:00 PM
Friday–Sunday: Closed

For additional assistance or to schedule an appointment for a different date/time please see:

  • April Johns, Student Life Representative
    Student Life Office, Room S-103
    Phone: 615‐353‐3026 ~ Email: April.Johns@nscc.edu
  • Evelyn Hadley, Director for Special Projects and Student Life
    Phone: 615‐353‐3233 ~ Email: Evelyn.Hadley@nscc.edu

NSCC Photo ID Card Policy, Procedures and FAQs

  1. Are Photo IDs required?
    The short answer: No, however…

    The details: Students, Faculty and Staff are NOT required to obtain a Photo ID, but encouraged to do so in their first semester. Financial Aid students who wish to take advantage of the Book Voucher program through their financial aid MUST present an NSCC photo ID in the bookstore to purchase books. You can also use the Photo ID in the Library and Testing Center.
  2. Who may receive a Photo ID?
    Current NSCC Students, Faculty, and Staff

    • Any NSCC student who is currently enrolled in NSCC classes
    • Current NSCC Staff, Faculty or Adjunct Faculty members
    • Middle College High School students who are currently enrolled
    • Non-NSCC Students and Staff affiliated with NSCC (*Eligibility requirements must be met before issuing Photo IDs to affiliates)
  3. What must I have to obtain a Photo ID?
    Bring identification and list of current classes

    Eligible Students, Faculty or Staff must have one form of identification (listed below) in addition to proof of current registration.
    Acceptable Forms of Identification:
    1. Valid driver’s license with a photograph
    2. Valid Government/State ID with a photograph
    3. An original birth certificate
    4. A valid passport
  4. How much does a Photo ID cost?
    Free, the first time

    The first Photo ID is printed free of charge. A fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any subsequent Photo ID due to loss, damage or name change. All fees must be paid at the Bursar’s office and receipt must be presented upon receiving another Photo ID.
  5. Where are the Photo IDs made?
    Student Services building, room S-107.
  6. When will Photo IDs be made?
    Various times

    Please see Office Hours above. You may also check the Photo ID office (S-102) door for posted schedules. The office is open more times at the beginning of the semester.
  7. How long are the Photo IDs valid?
    As long as you are enrolled

    Your Photo ID will be valid as long as you are enrolled in classes at NSCC. You are not required to take another Photo ID unless you are not a student for longer than a one-year period.
  8. What are the uses for my Photo ID?
    Identification and student discounts

    Your Photo ID has many benefits including, but not limited to, use as proof of identification for Book Vouchers in the NSCC bookstore, checking out a book in the Library, an identification to take a test in the Testing Center, entry to Student Life or NSCC-hosted events and student discounts at various retail stores, movie theaters, etc.
  9. How do I use my Photo ID at the Library?
    Present it when checking out

    When checking out a book at the NSCC Library, simply present your Photo ID card to the Librarian. The barcode on your card will be scanned and you will find out when the book is due back.
*Eligibility requirements for non-NSCC IDs (NSCC affiliated staff & students)
    (a) The intuition's name will be prominently displayed on the card in addition to NSCC’s logo
    (b) The art work must be supplied to NSCC for approval
    (c) The sponsoring department must supply a list of eligible individuals
    (d) The sponsoring department must supply card stock for IDs
    (e) Affiliated staff and students must comply with supplying verifying documents as listed in section

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