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Your Texas State ID & NetID

Texas State ID vs NetID

Understand the Difference!

Texas State ID (e.g., A12345678)

Net ID (e.g. zzz99)

Use your Texas State ID and Self Service PIN to access these services on Texas State Self-Service:

Your NetID is made up of your initials followed by numbers. Formats:  zz99, zzz99, zz999 z_z99, zz9999

Use your NetID and password  to access these services:

Class registration Personal Info updates
Add or drop classes View financial aid status
Student balances View loan applications
Check holds Make payments
View final grades Housing & meal plans
Degree audits & transcripts Accept financial aid awards
BobcatMail e-mail Online Toolkit
Lab computers TRACS
Library services Res hall Internet access
Answers ePortfolio

Online Tutorial

Click here to watch the NetID and Online Toolkit online tutorial.

Texas State ID (e.g., A12345678)

Students:  Admissions has provided you with your Texas State ID. Follow the instructions that were given to you by Admissions.  Click here to log in for the first time and set up your new PIN.  

Faculty & Staff Faculty receive their Texas State ID from their hiring department. Staff receive their Texas State ID from Human Resources. By activating your NetID (see NetID section below), you are also setting up a Self Service PIN to be used with your Texas State ID.

Unlock Tool If you have locked your Texas State ID account because of too many invalid attempts logging in, use the Unlock Tool.

Don't know your Texas State ID?  Contact one of these offices:


Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The Graduate College

Faculty Your hiring department
Staff Human Resources


NetID (e.g., zzz99) - Activate, Change, or Reset Passwords

Activate Your NetID

Click here to activate your new NetID.Provide your Texas State ID and the answers to three security questions or your default PIN.

Change Your NetID Password

Click here to change your NetID password. Log into the Online Toolkit, select Change Password, and follow the prompts.

Reset Your NetID Password

Click here to reset your NetID password. Provide the answers to your three security questions. 

Guest NetIDs

Guest NetID Request. Guest NetIDs can be requested for temporary users and must have a faculty or staff sponsor. Only faculty or staff can request a Guest NetID. 

A Guest NetID allows login access to a computer on the TXSTATE domain and also use the secure WPA wireless network. Guests are not given access to Texas State e-mail.

Online Toolkit

Use the Online Toolkit to perform these tasks:

Before logging in

Activate your NetID (provide your Texas State ID and the answers to three security questions or your default PIN)

Use Forgot Password? tool (provide your NetID or Texas State ID and answers to three security questions)

After logging in (login with your NetID and password)

Change NetID password

Create or change self-service PIN

Create or change three security questions

View your BobcatMail e-mail quota

Set an e-mail forward

Set an e-mail alias

  Got Questions?  We've got Answers!

Go to Answers@Texas State for step-by-step tutorials.


Additional Information

Texas State provides each of its authorized users with a computer account, known as a Texas State NetID.  This provides access to the university's information resources. You are the only authorized user for your NetID and password.  Your password should be kept secure and private.  You are responsible for any actions taken with your NetID and password.  You may not use your NetID and password for commercial purposes. For additional rules and regulations related to your NetID and password see the Appropriate Use of Information Resources UPPS.

All Texas State NetIDs are subject to deactivation if they are not used (no login activity) for 180 days.  For questions or concerns about your NetID, contact the IT Assistance Center (ITAC)