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Project Financing Services

WAICU partners with The Coalition for College Cost Savings to utilize several of their cost-saving collaborative programs. The Project Financing Services program is one of those affiliate programs.

Transform large, complex, unpredictable capital outlays into predictable, manageable finances with First American Equipment Finance. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, First American provides leasing and financing for thousands of commercial borrowers nationwide. With three decades of experience, our strength and stability is supported by our structure as a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank, a financial institution with more than $93B in assets.1 In 2015, City National was acquired by RBC, a top 15 bank globally based on market capitalization.2 This position gives us the means to offer comprehensive equipment financing solutions delivered by industry-aligned specialists.

With over 80 years of combined experience and a track record of working with more than 800 Colleges nationwide—including community colleges, private and public liberal arts colleges, and large, elite research institutions—First American has the expertise to help you accelerate your campus-wide projects. Our comprehensive suite of programs is designed to simplify financing so that you can focus on delivering the best education possible to your students, whether you need to renew your technology, renovate your campus, or address deferred maintenance projects.

1City National Bank, At-A-Glance Q4 2023, 2 RBC, RBC at a Glance – Q4/2023,
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FAEF Contact
Rob Quinn
Vice President
(585) 643-3319

To contact WAICU about the program, email