Education Banking

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For over 100 years, SunTrust Bank has supported the financial needs of higher education and K-12 independent schools in its communities, and today is capable of providing its clients a breadth of services like never before.

Case Study: A Creative Approach to Financing Higher Education
Lipscomb University was missing opportunities in higher education for growth, creativity and innovation.

Armed with the right knowledge and approach, SunTrust got creative by using debt financing to invest in renovating existing buildings, constructing new buildings and overhauling Lipscomb’s academic initiatives – producing the following results.

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    86% of student body growth since 2005.

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    50% of growth in the university's faculty in the last five years.

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    96% of students headed into jobs or graduate programs out of 2014's graduating class.

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    60 new academic programs introduced in the last ten years.

Areas of focus:

  • Campus Planning
    to keep pace with academic and technological advances.
  • Strategic Endowment and Investment Guidance
    to ensure that your portfolio design suits your objectives, risk tolerance and operational needs.
  • Managing Stakeholder Payments and Cash Flow
    to help you preserve liquidity through strategically managing payments, finding cost-effective ways to pay vendors and staff and controlling administrative and travel costs.

Education resources:

Featured transactions

The Benjamin School


Series 2018 Tax Exempt Private Placement Bond

East Carolina University

$12.75MM & $8.25MM

Private Placement Bond

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