There is no charge for the initial PennCard. There is a charge for replacement of a PennCard, unless the replacement is necessitated by change of name or change of identification.

Please note after Aug. 1, 2014 PennCard fees have increased an additional $5. New fees are listed below.

  • Lost or stolen PennCards—$30 (as of 8/1/14)

  • Damaged PennCards—$10 (you must have your old card with you) (as of 8/1/14)

  • Guest PennCards—$30 (as of 8/1/14)

  • Passport style photos—6 for $5 and $1 for each additional two

  • Note: The fee to retake your old photograph is an additional $30

You do not need to obtain a new replacement card in the following cases:

  • An employee changing from weekly-paid to monthly-paid status, or changing departments

  • An employee changing from staff to faculty, or vice versa

  • A student changing from undergraduate to graduate, or vice versa