Benefits of a UGACard

As a college student, your bank account is already tight because of student loans and other payments. Thankfully, many businesses offer student discounts for you to receive a reduced or free product or service. Having a student ID can provide numerous benefits such as access to professional conferences, discounts on shopping, events, activities and programs. 

If you’re an online student and want to access discounts that require an identification card, UGA offers identification cards called UGACard that can be shipped to you for $20 and $1 for shipping. The UGACard has your name and student ID number (also called your UGAID) and identifies you as a student enrolled in a UGA Online program. Complete instructions are included on the online site order form.

Online students who wish to obtain a regular Photo ID card (and the additional access to services that the regular UGACard provides) may apply in person at the UGACard Office at the Athens Campus (309 Tate Student Center), or at any of the three UGA Extended Campus locations (Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton). Services that require the photo UGACard may also require assessment of additional student fees that aren’t normally assessed to online students, so please check with the service provider you are interested in. Please visit for more information.

From movie theatres to retail companies, there are many student discounts available to you. Remember to show them your UGACard to receive a helpful student discount!