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 EPCC Best Start ID Card Policy

EPCC Identification Card

Students who register and pay for one or more credits are eligible to receive an EPCC Best Start ID Card. The first card is issued free of charge to all students. There will be a $5.00 charge for replacement of any type: lost or stolen cards, name change, changing from linked to unlinked, etc.

Students enrolled in Continuing Education courses requiring an EPCC Best Start ID Card or who desire to participate in campus activities requiring a valid EPCC Best Start ID Card shall be charged $5.00 for the issuance of the card.

Obtaining a Best Start ID Card
Student EPCC Best Start ID cards are available after tuition payment is made and as soon as student information is available in the ID system. Students can go to any Campus Life Office, have their picture taken, and receive their EPCC Best Start ID Card. All students must present a photo ID and a copy of their current class schedule with proof of payment to receive their EPCC Best Start ID Card (In the event that a student does not have a valid ID, the students must provide two alternate forms of identification).

Your EPCC Best Start ID Card is intended to be used for student identification purposes and help facilitate business transactions, which include, but are not limited to, campus bookstore purchases, access to library and computer labs, checking out library materials, checking out physical education equipment, participation in Intramural Sporting events, as well as participation in Campus Life and Student Government Association events and programs (some activities may require additional fees for admission). Additionally, your EPCC Best Start ID Card may be used for student discounts at identified locations.

Maintaining your EPCC Best Start ID Card
Each semester, the students must visit any Campus Life Office to receive a semester validation sticker. The sticker will be placed on the current EPCC Best Start ID Card. This sticker verifies the students' current enrollment. Without this sticker, the student's card is invalid.

The care, custody, and control of the EPCC Best Start ID Card are the responsibility of the card holder. This card is nontransferable and should not be modified; the lending out of a student's ID card subjects the student and holder to disciplinary action and forfeiture of the ID card privileges.

Any department has the right to reject the EPCC Best Start ID Card based upon its condition. If this occurs, the cardholder should take immediate steps to replace the card at their own expense.

 Lost or Stolen ID Cards

Lost or stolen cards should be immediately reported to the EPCC Police Department. A police report must be filed. You must bring the case number and proof of payment to the Campus Life Office in order to have a replacement card issued.

How to Replace EPCC Best Start ID Cards and Stickers
Students, staff or faculty requiring a replacement ID due to loss, theft, or normal wear and tear, new photo, name change, etc., will incur a replacement charge of $5.00. Replacement fees are paid at the Campus Cashier and you must present a payment receipt and your filed police report before a new card or sticker is issued if applicable. If you later find your card, replacement fees cannot be refunded. Additionally, students are allowed only one card all others will be confiscated and destroyed.

 Proof of Identification

In place of a valid ID (Option A), a student can use Option B below:

A) Acceptable ID w/photo:

B) Acceptable ID w/o photo:

  • U.S Driver's License
  • State ID
  • Passport    
  • Military ID
  • Birth Certificate AND 
  • Social Security Card

 Campus Life Office Locations

Mission del Paso Campus
Room: C-143
Tel: (915) 831-7045


Northwest Campus
Tel: (915) 831-8848

Rio Grande Campus
Room: B-101
Tel: (915) 831-4041

Transmountain Campus
Room: 1701
Tel: (915) 831-5034


Valle Verde Campus
Room: C-105
Tel: (915) 831-2660

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Q1. What is the EPCC Best Start Card?

The EPCC Best Start Card is the official ID card for all students, faculty and staff of El Paso Community College. The EPCC Best Start Card also comes with the option to link it to a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account for access to more than 12,500 Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide and to make PIN-debit purchases on and off campus using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) where PIN-pads are accepted. Faculty/Staff members also may link their EPCC Best Start Card to a Wells Fargo Checking account.

Q2. Where can I use my EPCC Best Start Card?

When your EPCC Best Start Card is linked to a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account, you can use it at ATMs or businesses that accept PIN-debit transactions. You can also have the convenience of depositing your financial aid and payroll directly into your Wells Fargo Checking account. Transactions using your EPCC Best Start Card for ATM or PIN-debit transactions are deducted from your linked Wells Fargo Checking account.

Q3. What do I need to open an account at Wells Fargo?

You will need two forms of identification.

Government issued identification card from the federal, state, tribal, local or foreign government.
Examples include: Driver’s license, State issued ID card, passport, military ID.
Second identification from a recognized business, educational institution or government.
Examples include: Student ID Card, Social Security card, Resident Alien card, Matricula Consular card.

Q4. What if I already have an existing Wells Fargo checking account?

You can LINK your new EPCC Best Start Card to your existing Wells Fargo Checking account by visiting any Wells Fargo banking location in El Paso.

Q5. Can I have my financial aid directly deposited into my Wells Fargo checking account?

Yes. All financial aid recipients must have their funds directly deposited into a checking account at any financial institution. Direct Deposit Request Forms are available in each Office of Financial Aid found at every EPCC campus. The money will be sent electronically to your account - no more waiting in line to receive or cash your check! For more information regarding Financial Aid direct deposit, please call the EPCC Office of Financial Aid at 915-831-2561.

Q6. What should I do if my EPCC Best Start Card is lost or stolen?

You need to notify both EPCC and Wells Fargo for EPCC Best Start Cards that are linked to a Wells Fargo Checking account as soon as possible. (EPCC Best Start Card holders without the banking option need only notify EPCC.)

  • To notify EPCC: Please call EPCC Police Department at (915) 831-2200.
  • To notify Wells Fargo: Visit the Wells Fargo banking location nearest you or contact Wells Fargo customer service at 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557)

Q7. Are there service fees associated with the Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account?

EPCC students who open a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account will have their monthly service fee waived by linking their account to their EPCC Best Start Card. This benefit is available for currently enrolled EPCC students.

Q8. Where can I open a new Wells Fargo Checking account?

Wells Fargo representatives will be on campus at select orientation sessions and other designated dates. Or you can visit any of the convenient Wells Fargo locations in El Paso including the ones closest to campus listed below.


Bassett Office

Zaragoza Office

Woodrow Bean Office

Downtown Office

Redd Road Office

6175 Gateway West
Tel: (915) 521-2804

500 N. Zaragoza Ste.Z
Tel: (915) 546-4971

4600 Transmountain
Tel: (915) 521-1020

221 N. Kansas
Tel: (915) 546-4223

665 E. Redd
Tel: (915) 521-2852

Mesa Office

Marshall Office

Mesa Office

East Office

East Office

2340 N. Mesa
Tel: (915) 521-4804

1722 Marshall
Tel: (N/A)

6960 N. Mesa
Tel: (N/A)

1340 George Dieter
Tel: (915) 545-6012

12185 Montwood
Tel: (915) 545-6034


Q9. When and where can I pick up my EPCC Best Start Card?

The EPCC Best Start Card is issued at all Campus Life Offices located at every campus of EPCC. A picture ID or existing EPCC ID must be presented in order to receive the EPCC Best Start Card.

Mission del Paso Campus Life

Northwest Campus Life

Rio Grande Campus Life

Transmountain Campus Life

Valle Verde Campus Life

10700 Gateway E. Rm C143
Tel: (915) 831.7045

6701 South Desert Rd
Rm M11 Tel: (915) 831.8848

100 W Rio Grande
Rm B101 Tel: (915) 831.4041

9570 Gateway N. Rm 1701
Tel: (915) 831.5034

919 Hunter
Rm C105 Tel: (915) 831.2660

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.