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Best Start Student ID Card

Policy

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).

Acceptable ID with Photo:

  • U.S Drivers License
  • State ID
  • Passport
  • Military ID

Acceptable ID without Photo:

  • Birth Certificate AND
  • Social Security Card

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 non-transferable 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.

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