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Texas State ID vs NetID

Understand the Difference!

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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

Online Tutorial

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

Your Texas State ID

Admissions has provided you with your Texas State ID number.  Admissions has also given you your PIN.  Click here to log in for the first time and set up your PIN.  

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


Your NetID

Activate Your NetID

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

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. 


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)

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

After logging in (use your NetID and password)

Change NetID password View your BobcatMail e-mail quota
Create or change self-service PIN Set an e-mail forward
Create or change three security questions Set an e-mail alias

Got Questions?  We've got Answers!

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


Texas State Self Service

Texas State Self-Service – Register for classes, pay tuition, view your financial aid, and much, much more!

Online (Video) Tutorial

How-To Articles



BobcatMail - Check your Texas State e-mail and view your calendar.

Online Toolkit – Check e-mail quotas, forward Texas State e-mails, set personal e-mail names, update profile information, reset your NetID password!


Resident Hall Network Access (ResNet)

Internet Connectivity in the Res Halls – Learn how to use the Texas State network to browse the Internet.


Viruses, Spyware, and Malware - Oh My!

If you suspect your computer is infected with either a virus or spyware/malware, please bring your computer to our ITAC walk-up center located in MCS (2nd Floor).


Software for Students

Microsoft OfficeMS Office 365 ProPlus software is available to all students free of charge!!

Adobe CS software - Get low cost Adobe software here!

Other Software Titles - See what's available on the Texas State Personal Software Purchase program site.

Anti-virus/Malware Protection – Texas State provides free anti-virus software to all students enrolled at Texas State.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows McAfee Security for Macs

Protect Your Identity - Reduce the risk of identity theft by searching for and securing personal information physically stored anywhere on your local computer, including all removable drives. Use your Texas State e-mail address for a free download of the Identity Finder (Home Edition) for Windows software.

Get Connected – Find links to how-to articles and frequently asked questions about using your computer and networking at Texas State.


Useful Resources

Mobile Phone Plan Discounts Contact representatives from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile to apply your discount!
Mobile Devices Connect your iPhone to the Texas State e-mail network.
iPhone and Android Apps Take Texas State Mobile with you everywhere with these free apps!
Wireless (WiFi) Access Get connected to the secure wireless network (Texas State WPA).
Wireless Printing Learn how to print from your personal computer to select Texas State printers.
Computer Labs Find campus lab and printer locations.
TRACS Facts Learn about the Texas State campus online Teaching, Research, and Collaboration System used by students and faculty.
Campus Phone Basics Learn how to set up your voice mailbox and check messages!
IT Security Learn more about how to protect your computer.
TXSTate RAVE Emergency notification system that allows for texting to your cell phone.
ITAC Facebook Join the conversation and stay up to date with the latest technology!
ITAC Twitter Follow ITAC and stay informed!
ITAC Online Tutorials Check out our training videos!
Texas State WebFiles and Your UDrive Access your UDrive (5 GB of online storage space) via Texas State WebFiles!