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Eagle ID Card Terms and Policies

Eagle ID Card Terms & Policies

For further questions, contact or 
visit the Eagle ID Office in the Cohen Center.

All FGCU Eagle ID cards are the property of Florida Gulf Coast University and are provided for appropriate identification purposes and access to products and services. The card is not transferable and is valid as long as the cardholder continues his/her specific affiliation with the University. Any misuse, alteration, or fabrication of the card may subject the cardholder to revocation of the card and may result in disciplinary action by the University.

FGCU Eagle ID cards will be issued under the individual’s University Identification Number (UIN), which is printed on the face of the card. Cards are issued by the Eagle ID Card Office. 

Off-site students and employees must come to the FGCU Main Campus to be issued an FGCU Eagle ID card. Distance Learning students and employees residing outside our five-county area (Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Glades) can contact the University Eagle ID Card Office to obtain an application form, or download the Eagle ID Card Distance Learner Request Form, and follow the instructions to secure an Eagle ID card.

Only one FGCU Eagle ID card is issued to each person. Cards are issued based on an individual’s primary affiliation at FGCU. There is a hierarchy in the system that determines an individual’s primary affiliation.

If an individual is affiliated with FGCU in more than one way, the designation on their Eagle ID card will reflect the affiliation closest to the bottom of the list below.

1. Applicants for admission – issued a card with a STUDENT designation

2. Courtesy/Emeritus – issued a card with an EMPLOYEE designation

3. Adjuncts – issued a card with an EMPLOYEE designation

4. OPS Staff – issued a card with an EMPLOYEE designation

5. Student - issued a card with a STUDENT designation

6. Regular Staff – issued a card with an EMPLOYEE designation


ID Card Service Fee

A $10 card fee is assessed annually for ALL FGCU students. This fee is automactically included with your tuition.


If an individual’s primary affiliation changes and a new Eagle ID card designation results from this change, a replacement ID card will be given. 

Access to facilities and events on campus is granted using an Eagle ID card and is driven by the individual’s affiliation with the University. An individual’s affiliation is not necessarily the same as an Eagle ID card designation. 

FGCU Eagle ID card photographs are digitized and stored electronically. FGCU retains full rights to these photographs for use in official administrative functions only by Human Resources, the University Police Department or the Office of the Registrar. The Eagle ID Card Office will not provide these photos to any outside entity. 

Government-issued identification with photograph must be presented prior to an FGCU Eagle ID card being issued. Appropriate forms of identification include a passport, driver's license, or military/government identification card. The University reserves the right to challenge the validity of any identification presented to obtain an FGCU Eagle ID, if said identification appears altered, worn, unclear, photocopied, or issued by an unrecognized organization or institution. In these cases, an additional government-issued ID may be required. 

Under no circumstances shall a potential cardholder be permitted to wear any type of hat or face covering, including, but not limited to, veils, masks, sunglasses, or visors, that covers any part of the head, during the photographing for an FGCU Eagle ID card. If requested, privacy will be provided during the photographing process. All photographs will be taken one person at a time, front-facing with no hand or other gestures. 


All contents of the FGCU Eagle ID card (including, but not limited to design, magnetic stripe, information, photographs, and printed and graphic elements) are subject to the control of FGCU. Furthermore, the information provided on the magnetic stripe may not be "deconstructed," "reverse-engineered" or otherwise tampered with, and its elements used without written consent from the appropriate FGCU authority. It is the sole responsibility of the University to preserve the integrity of the magnetic stripe data, and under no circumstances is it permissible for any person or persons, whether affiliated with FGCU or not, to modify this stripe. 


Depositing Eagle Dollar Funds to the Eagle ID card can be easily completed through the student's Gulfline account online in a few simple steps. Upon logging in, click on the 'VIEW EAGLE ID TRANSACTIONS' link in the Personal Information Menu list. From there, you will be able to view all transaction history, as well as direct to deposit more funds through the link 'CLICK HERE TO DEPOSIT FUNDS TO EAGLE DOLLARS ACCOUNT.' This link will prompt to complete the new transaction with the students' personal UIN and debit card information and confirmation. You can also click this link


The Eagle ID card is the property of Florida Gulf Coast University.  Individuals must surrender the identification card if so instructed by the University Police Department or an FGCU official. The individual card holder is responsible for protecting all services and products provided by that identification card. No cardholder is permitted to lend his/her identification card to others for any purpose. This includes accepting payment for University services or products onto your card and then using it to make a payment on someones behalf. 

Replacement ID cards can be purchased at the Eagle ID Card Office using a credit/debit card or at the Cashier’s office using cash, check, credit/debit or Eagle Dollars. If a replacement card is purchased at the Cashier's office, individuals should bring their receipt back to the Eagle ID Card Office to obtain their photo and replacement card. 

When a lost ID card is received in the Eagle ID Card Office, it will immediately be determined if the card is active in the system. If the card is active, it will be immediately frozen in the system. The frozen card will be stored in the ID Card Office. If the card is not active, meaning a replacement card has already been issued, the card will be immediately shredded. Once a card is frozen, the ID Card Office staff will send an email out to the individual letting them know their lost card has been received. Individuals can obtain a replacement card at no charge in the following circumstances:

  1. Malfunctioning card – a replacement for a malfunctioning card will be issued at no charge if there is no visible damage to the black MAG stripe on the back of the card, the ID card itself has no visible damage and the malfunctioning card is the current ACTIVE card in the system OR the card was issued more than 3 years ago.
  2. Name change – a replacement card for a name change will be issued at no charge if the old card is returned.
  3. Stolen card – a replacement card will be issued at no charge as long as a detailed police report is provided to the Eagle ID Card Office. A case number does not qualify as a police report.

Florida Gulf Coast University and Wells Fargo Campus Card Agreement

A PDF of the FGCU Campus Card/ Banking Agreement can be viewed here.

A PDF of the FGCU Campus Card/ Banking Second Amendment can be viewed here

The Department of Education’s (ED) Cash Management regulations 34 CFR 668.164(d)(4)(i)(B)(2) (issued October 2015), require institutions participating in T2 (Campus Card) arrangements to list and identify the major features and commonly assessed fees as well as a URL for the terms and conditions of each financial account offered under the arrangement.

Read Everyday Checking Account Disclosure

For the award year period of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019:

Total number of customers with linked accounts 2,704

Mean and Median linked account costs:

Annual Mean

Annual Median




Total Consideration Receieved by Florida Gulf Coast University:


Operational Support






Wells Fargo uses information provided to us directly by our customers to identify students with a Wells Fargo Campus Card linked to their accounts.


Mean and median costs reported for this award year period reflect new benefits provided to eligible Campus Card linked accounts beginning in March 2019.   These new benefits were available to eligible customers for four out of the twelve months of activity analyzed in the contract data for the most recent award year (7/1/2018-6/30/2019).   As a result, the mean and median costs above do not show the effect of a full year of the new benefits.