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EIU New Student and Family Programs

E-Number/Net ID/Password

Your E-Number is your unique nine-character ID that is on your acceptance letter.

When you are admitted to the University, you are assigned an E-number by which all records are stored. Anytime you call a University office and ask for help that requires access to your student records, you will need to provide your E-number.

Your Net ID and Password will be used to access any site essential for academic function such as PAWS (the online student information system), EIU email (PantherMail), scholarship applications (Academic Works), D2L for online classes, etc.

As you transition to becoming an EIU student, you will use your NetID more often and your MyEIU account less often.

To locate your Net ID and Password:

Changing your password:

  • Once you have successfully retrieved your Net ID and password, we strongly encourage you to change your password through P-Synch, Eastern's password management system.

  • Access P-Synch at

  • Enter your Net ID and initial password

  • Follow the prompt to enter a new password


If you have any questions, contact the Help Desk at 217-581-HELP

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New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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