About First American

[Integrity + Smarts]


At First American, our mission is to help schools succeed by passionately and professionally earning long-term relationships. Since we were founded, we believe our mission extends beyond providing financing. We provide the capital necessary to help schools grow and to better educate their students.

To help schools succeed...


We are committed to supporting the growth and success of our valued schools and partner associations.

...by passionately and professionally...


We care about what we do. We strive to make a positive, professional impression in all of our interactions. Our knowledgeable sales staff and project management teams provide an unrivaled level of customer service for a better overall experience.

...earning long-term relationships.


We know that long-term relationships are earned through reliability, consistency and integrity. Earning the privilege of your long-term relationship is the focus of everything we do.

Education Expertise

All we do is serve schools. We understand the changes taking place in education and are committed to being a part of the solution. Our thought leadership events each year, help us understand emerging trends that are important to you and provide leading-edge solutions. Our knowledge and experience gives us the unique ability to customize projects based on your school's specific needs.

Direct Lender

No financial institution intermediaries with us. As a subsidiary of City National Bank, you have access to a direct lender with more than $26B in assets. That means, the best of both worlds for your school - we have the financial resources to meet the most complex requirements and a nimble team of education experts is focused on efficiently serving the needs of your school.

Innovative Technology

Technology to simplify your experience. We are innovators in the industry, and the technology makes our clients' lives easier. From our Customer ConnectTM asset management to the use of our signature platform, our technology and our process is fundamentally different - and fundamentally better - because it is focused on you.

Concierge Service Model

No call centers here. Each customer receives a dedicated, education-focused project manager who knows your school, your project and your challenges. They work with you to identify what is important to you and ensure they uphold your values as they provide you with personal, direct service.


Meet the Team

Our business model is simple: build a team that dedicates their professional lives to serving the unique needs of education. Meet our team of dedicated professionals that deliver exceptional client experiences and works hard to make a difference in the education community.

In the News

Our vision is to become the best company to work for and the best company to work with. Visit our corporate news section to see what we are doing in our community and yours to inspire innovation and drive positive change in education.


Thought Leadership

We understand the changes taking place in education and are committed to being a part of the solution. All of our thought leadership initiatives help us understand emerging trends that are important to you, but more importantly provide you with relevant insights and solutions.

Integrity + Smarts

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