We’re Here to Help: Benefits of SFID Card

We’re Here to Help: Benefits of SFID Card

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January 31, 2024 – The Santa Fe College ID (SFID) card provides proof of a person’s status as a member of the SF community. Students who want an SFID card must be currently enrolled in classes and have their tuition fully paid.

The card has its perks. Do you know how to get one?

How to Obtain an SFID


Students taking classes on SF’s Northwest Campus should visit ID Card Services in person. ID Card Services is located on the Northwest Campus in Student Life (Building S, 1st Floor Lobby).


Students enrolled in only online classes or classes at a Santa Fe College center may complete an online ID appointment and have their SFID card mailed. To make an appointment, email with your name and student ID number. 

What You Need

Students must present a current U.S government issued photo ID (e.g. state-issued ID card, driver’s license, military ID, passport), a non-U.S. passport, or an official photo ID issued by a Florida public school within the past 5 years. Make sure your full name on your presenting ID matches what we have in the system. If you need to change your name, please do so with the Records Office first.


Student activity and service fees (A&S fees) pay for a student’s first card. Adult Education IDs cost $5. All replacements for lost or damaged cards cost $10.

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What Can You Do with an SFID?

Access SF Resources

Current benefits include the ability to use the SF Fitness Center, Rec Room, Lawrence W. Tyree Library and the Testing Center.

Attend Home Games for Free

Admission to volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball home games is free for SF faculty, staff, students and retirees who have an SFID.

Attend Certain Performances for Free

You can watch some of SF’s Fine Arts and Entertainment Technology performances for free if you have SFID. Details vary by event so check the schedule before you make plans.

Ride the Bus for Free

The entire Santa Fe College community may ride standard RTS buses for free system-wide when showing an SFID.

Enjoy Local Discounts

Many businesses in Gainesville give discounts to individuals with valid SFID cards.

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Don’t Leave Home Without It

In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, some SF instructors require an SFID before delivering testing. Getting one is well worth the effort. Learn more about SFID cards here.