NMU Educational Partners A Service By NMU

Getting Started

Welcome to Educational access network purchase portal for Educational Partners. Users who are affiliated with a University, Community College, or School that is a Educational Partner are able to get access to the EAN using their school issued email address or ID number. To get started, please log in with your EAN account or create one.

Login with your EAN account

Please use the button below to login with your Educational Access Network account.

Login with your Educational Access Network account

Create an EAN Account

Need an account? No problem! Click the button below to create your EAN account. Remember to use your MAPS email address to create the account.

Create a new Educational Access Network User ID

Common Questions and Answers

Any affiliate of the 15 public universities in the state of Michigan, community colleges and private universities in the Upper Peninsula, and several school districts all participate in the Educational Partners Program. A list of our current Educational Partners is listed below, if your school is not on the list, please contact us to let us know.

Current Educational Partners

Marquette Area Public Schools

Marquette Area Public Schools (Faculty)

NMU Almuni

Michigan Technological University

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Lake Superior State University

Michigan State University

Oakland University

Saginaw Valley State University

University of Michigan

University of Michigan - Dearborn

University of Michigan - Flint

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

Bay College

Bay Mills Community College

Gogebic Community College

Finlandia University

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Ishpeming Public Schools

North Star Academy

NICE Community Schools

Signing up is easy. You will start by creating an EAN account and then (using that account) select your EAN equipment and options. Once your order has been placed and monthly billing has been setup, your equipment will be available for you to pick up or shipped to your service address. Individuals without access to the internet or a computer may sign-up using a computer at any public library, at their school, or by coming in to the EAN office. We are located at 504 Cohodas Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.
The educational partnership allows the student to gain access to the EAN at a reduced monthly fee. The monthly plan, which includes the LTE hotspot, requires payment of $60 for the first month and then $19.95 per month for the next 11 months (renewable annually). The service may be cancelled at any time but the hotspot must be returned if service is discontinued. Users in more remote areas may purchase indoor or outdoor LTE devices that provide a strong signal and better service. Users will be advised which device best suits their location when signing up for the service.
No, the EAN does not enforce data caps or slow your service down after a certain amount of data is reached.
No, the EAN is month-to-month. You can cancel at any time without penalty.
EAN registered users are provided LTE equipment that allows you to connect to the EAN network. Some LTE equipment like the hotspot or indoor unit come with a built-in wireless router allowing standard wireless devices to connect to it and access the network. The outdoor unit requires a separate router to provide wireless service within the home.
Internet service supplied on the EAN for K-12 students is filtered in compliance with the FCC's CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) requirements.
Yes, the educational partnership for the EAN requires a yearly renewal so you will need to provide proof that you are still a student.