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Who Is This? ID Kean!

The main source of identification for students at Kean University is their ID

Joanna Kristine Ninal

Every active and registered student at Kean University has an identification card (ID). Every student is required to have an ID card since it identifies them as a member of the Kean community.

Student IDs do not just provide the name and student ID number of the owner. There are more important roles for student IDs in the university. They are needed to access buildings and resources, such as residence halls, the library, computer labs and fitness centers.

To get a Kean ID, students can go to the ID Card office which is located inside the Office of Student Accounting,  located on the third floor of the Administrative Building. With obtaining any ID, there must be legal forms of photo identification that can confirm one's identity. Some examples that could work would be a driver's license, state ID, passport or military ID.

The very first card that are issued to students are free of charge, but in any case that an ID is lost or stolen, students can purchase a replacement card for $15. Payments are to be made at the Office of Student Accounting. If someone finds a lost card, they should be brought and reported to Office of Student Accounting immediately.Therefore, it is important for students to protect their ID at all times. They are non-transferable and can be confiscated if used by someone else other than the owner.

The office hours for the Office of Student Accounting are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, their office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students should note that office hours may differ during winter break, spring break and during the summer session.

In addition, there may be disciplinary actions given to students who attempt to share their student ID with others. 

Kean IDs are not just used for academic purposes, but they are also used to gain access for on-campus and University events, as well as activities. 

Other uses for student IDs include, but are not limited to, purchasing flex plans, meals or validate student status when buying discounted student tickets for university events. In order to access one's cougar dollars, they would need their student ID.

Cougar dollars are funds added to a student’s account which can be used to make purchases at the Kean University Bookstore, Ocean County Bookstore and Union Campus food outlets, including Starbucks and the Cougar's Den. Students may also use their cougar dollars at Rock ‘N’ Joe, Bonchon Chicken, Applebee’s, Tropicana Diner and Koki Japanese Buffet.

For more information on flex plans, meal plans or how to add cougar dollars to a student account, please visit the Flex and Meal Plans page within the Student Accounting website.

Students can also earn cougar dollars by enrolling in select weekend classes during the fall and spring semesters. Students can earn $50 per credit for Friday classes that start after 3:30 p.m. and for Saturday classes that start before noon. For Saturday classes that start after noon, students can earn $100 per credit.

For more information on students IDs and cougar dollars, please contact the Office of Student Accounting by email at stuactg@kean.edu or by phone at (908)-737-3240.

about the author

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

Joanna Kristine Ninal is an English education double major with minors in Asian and Chinese studies. Ninal works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte since fall 2016. Ninal loves to play video games, such as “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy XIV”, as well as create projects such as videos, stories and scripts in her free time. She loves to read and write, especially dramatic and romantic themes in young adult literature like the Harry Potter series and the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher and travel around to teach in countries such as Japan, China and South Korea.