Get Your FLASHcard

Get Your FLASHcard

What is a FLASHcard?

The FLASHcard is your Kent State University ID card and more. Your card will let you take materials out of the Kent State libraries, access services such as Student Recreation & Wellness Center and athletic events, and purchase goods and services both on and off campus. If you have a food plan, you will use your FLASHcard to purchase meals at our cafes.


1.     Upload a photo

To Upload a Photo for Your FLASHcard:  Visit

  • Login using your FlashLine credentials
  • In the left-hand column locate "Submit ID Photo"
  • Select a photo you would like to submit for approval and click submit

Photo Submission Rules

  • Hats are not permitted
  • Photos should be a self-portrait
  • Photos should use a solid background (white and blue preferred)
  • Photos will be reviewed and denied if these rules are not followed

2.     Send Notification You’ve Submitted Your Photo

  • Once you have submitted your photo, please send an email to at Salem or at East Liverpool advising us that you’ve completed this step.
  • You will receive an email when your ID is printed and ready for pick-up.

3.     Pickup Your FLASHcard

  • FLASHcards can be picked up at the Reception Desk during normal business hours. 
  • You will need to bring a valid state-issued ID, or passport to be able to receive your FLASHcard.
  • If you do not have a valid state-issued ID or passport, you will need to provide a copy of your birth certificate, social security card, AND photo with your name on it such as a high school yearbook photo.


  • Your initial FLASHcard is issued free of charge.
  • There is a $25.00 fee to replace/reissue your FLASHcard. The fee can be paid in person at the front counter of our Kent East Liverpool or Salem Student Services office by cash or check only.
  • For more detailed information regarding your FLASHcard, please visit