Charter School Finance



RBC Capital Markets’ Charter School Finance Group consists of six charter school specialists and over 100 regional bankers throughout the United States.We offer borrowers customized solutions to help raise capital for school facilities through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt. Since 2000, RBC has financed over 100 charter school projects for 60 organizations and raised over $1 billion for the acquisition, construction, renovation, leasehold improvements and related costs of these projects.

Dedication to K-12 Education Financing
Our group is an outgrowth of our focus on K-12 education financing. As a top underwriter of K-12 bonds, serving charter schools is a critical component of the firm’s dedication to the sector.

Tailored Debt Financing Solutions
The Charter School Finance Group employs a variety of structuring and distribution techniques to provide tailored financing solutions. We put our clients’ need first, crafting debt solutions to meet their programmatic and financial goals. That approach is reflected in the financing outcomes and successes of our clients.

Proactive Management of Fluid Market & Legal Conditions
The menu of financing structures and options available to charter schools expands as legislation and market conditions continually change. Our breadth of experience and coverage on both fronts allows the RBC Charter School Finance Group to remain at the forefront in developing and implementing optimal financing programs for the benefit of our clients.

Key Financing Solutions for Charter Schools

  • Fixed Rate Tax-Exempt Bonds
  • Taxable Debt
  • Qualified School Construction Bonds
  • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
  • New Markets Tax Credits

Qualifying Projects

  • Property & Facility Acquisition
  • Construction & Renovation
  • Leasehold Improvements
  • Refinancing of Prior Debt
  • Technology
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
  • Project Development Costs (i.e., design & engineering, real estate reports, etc.)
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    Charter School Capabilities

    Charter School Bond Process Overview