Primary and Chosen(Preferred) Name JACard Policy 

JMU Students, Faculty and Staff have the ability to obtain a JACard with their preferred first name printed on the front of the card for a $20.00 fee.  The legal name will be printed on the back of the card.

Once a Preferred Name is entered either into the PeopleSoft Student Administration System or the Human Resources System there will be a 3 to 5 business day turn-around time before acquiring a Preferred Name JACard.

The Card Services Office will continue to issue all JACards with Primary Name (legal first and last name) for all student, faculty, staff and affiliates unless Preferred Name is requested and a $20.00 fee is paid.

Card Services reserves the right to not print a preferred name card if the preferred name is profane, obscene, or vulgar in nature.

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