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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.

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.

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

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.

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: Financial Aid

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.
  • 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)

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.

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
(915) 521-2804
6175 Gateway West
Zaragoza Office
(915) 546-4971
500 N. Zaragoza Ste.Z
Woodrow Bean Office
(915) 521-1020
4600 Transmountain
Downtown Office
(915) 546-4223
221 N. Kansas
Redd Road Office
(915) 521-2852
665 E. Redd
Mesa Office
(915) 521-4804
2340 N. Mesa
Marshall Office
1722 Marshall
Mesa Office
6960 N. Mesa
East Office
(915) 545-6012
1340 George Dieter
East Office
(915) 545-6034
12185 Montwood

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.

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