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Helping Move Schools Forward

with Customized Financing Solutions

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Asset Renewal Programs

Asset Renewal Programs

Consistent, sustainable refresh programs help your school acquire the equipment that students need. Renewal programs are perfect for assets like technology that have a short useful life.

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Campus Improvement Programs

Campus Improvement Programs

Customized financing solutions for complex campus projects. Each financing solution is uniquely crafted to meet your needs, improve cash-flow and support the investment in your campus.

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School Stories

School Stories

Working with schools across the country gives First American a unique vantage point to share innovative solutions that other schools are using to address the greatest challenges at their institution.

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The Higher Standard

The Higher Standard

A hub for sharing ideas and insights on how schools are influencing change in higher education. Each issue features in-depth pieces of content that provide industry insights for overcoming challenges.

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Why First American?

See why over 700 schools across the country choose to work with us.


Working with over 700 schools gives us a unique vantage point to solve school challenges and provide expertise in education financing.


As a wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank, we are a direct lender with the financial stability of the nation's 23rd largest bank.


Helping schools create strategic solutions for their most complicated project challenges, from complex projects to equipment management.


From our cloud-based mobile app to the use of our e-signature platform, our process uses innovative technology that is focused on you.


Each customer receives a dedicated, education-focused project manager who knows your school, your project and your challenges.

Innovative Solutions for Your School

  • Financing Solutions
  • Remarketing Solutions
  • Asset Management Solutions

Our Commitment to Evolving Education

First American Education Finance is a financial services company dedicated exclusively to education. 

Our business model is simple:
build a team that dedicates their professional lives to serving the unique needs of education. For over 20 years, we have worked hard to develop a deep understanding of the greatest needs and challenges that schools are facing. That's how we are able to provide customized solutions to help schools achieve their vision and deliver the best education possible to their students. What makes the difference is our people and their commitment to evolving education.

Meet our team of dedicated professionals that deliver exceptional client experiences and works hard to make a difference in the education community.

Integrity + Smarts

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