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Are you aware that you can update your personal information in your MyNKU?

From your MyNKU portal, you can update the following:

  • Current Address (Where a student resides when classes are in session.)
  • Permanent Address (Where a student resides when classes are not in session.)
  • Diploma Address (Where the student's diploma will be mailed.)
  • Phone/Mobile Number
  • Change Your Name (Legal)
  • Provide A Preferred Name (The name you want to be called)
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Pronoun
  • Change Your Social Security Number


Change Address tile from MyNKU.

Log in to your MyNKU, under the Student tab click the Change Address tile. You can update the following here:

  • Current Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Diploma Address
  • Phone/Mobile Number
Change Name tile

Log in to your MyNKU, under the Student tab click the Change Name, SSN, Gender Identity tile. You can update the following here:

  • Change Your Name
  • Preferred Name
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Pronoun
  • Social Security Number
Instructions can be found here to assist in this process.  


Please be aware that changing your Permanent Address may impact your tuition rate. If you have questions regarding your Kentucky residency status in relation to your tuition, you may contact the Office of the Registrar at 859-572-5556 or or, you may refer to the Student Account Services website, click here.

If you would like step by step instructions, please review the Change Address or Contact Telephone Number Reference Card.


For name changes, if you have not requested a name change with the Social Security Administration, please apply for a new Social Security Card with the nearest Social Security Office. (Note: You will need to provide a copy of the legal document reflecting your new name to support your request for the name change. Examples of accepted legal documents include a birth certificate, marriage license, divorce decree, etc.) Once you receive your new social security card, please bring it to the appropriate office.


To change your Social Security Number in the Northern Kentucky University administrative system, you must submit your new Social Security Card and supporting documents (Picture ID, Court Documents...) when requesting this change.

Student employees should go to the Human Resources office. Federal regulations require employers to validate that each employee's name on file exactly matches the name which appears on the individual's Social Security Card to ensure proper tax reporting.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the appropriate office.

For additional information on how to apply for, replace, correct, or change your name on your Social Security Card, please visit the official website of the Social Security Administration.