The id+ Office

Who We Are

From provisioning credentials to managing LionCash, the id+ Office helps facilitate student life across all of the Penn State campuses. We also offer support services for Penn State faculty, staff, University affiliates, and sponsored visitor cards. If you have questions, contact the id+ Office for more information. 

Our Services

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mobile id+ card

The mobile id+ card allows students, faculty, and staff to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device to access campus buildings, securely make purchases with a meal plan or LionCash, and more.

a group of three students showing their id+ card and mobile id+ cards on their devices

id+ card

The id+ card is the physical card format of Penn State's primary credential, the mobile id+ card. The id+ card also provides access to campus facilities and tap-n-go payment for food and merchandise.

Person using their id+ card at a tap to pay station


LionCash is a flexible prepaid account that makes it even more convenient to make fast and secure purchases. There are a variety of different LionCash merchants that are available off-campus as well.

Make the Move to Mobile

With the mobile id+ card, Penn State students, faculty, and staff can access resources and make transactions by simply holding their mobile device to a card access reader. This new tap-n-go or tap-n-pay technology helps streamline campus operations and support the University's digital campus initiative.

student using phone to pay for laundry with his mobile id+ card