CAM offers start-up capital for new charter schools in all states where charter schools exist. If you are starting a new charter, our start-up capital program is perfect for you. To qualify for start-up capital, you will need an approved charter as well as a start-up plan for your first two years of operation. If you are currently in the charter petition process, CAM can also provide a funding commitment letter in support of your application. Just ask us, and we can get started. We can also refer you to back office companies and other charter experts to help you successfully launch your school. We look forward to helping you with the seed funding you need to open your charter school. Welcome to the charter movement.
Factoring is a short-term financing tool where CAM purchases your school’s future state-aid and advances the capital to you now. Factoring is great to fuel enrollment growth, mitigate state-aid deferrals, and bridge cash gaps. Although factoring is fast and reliable, we recommend using it for urgent situations and as a last resort.Read More
This is CAM’s flagship program. A line of credit is a revolving loan that runs between 1 to 5 years. Once the line is open, your school can drawdown at any time. The school makes monthly payments based on an average outstanding balance. Our revolving line of credit is low-cost, flexible, and ideal for general working capital purposes.Read More
In a term loan, the full loan amount is funded upfront. The school makes fixed monthly payments amortized over the duration of the loan. Term loans are between 1 and 5 years and are ideal for capital projects like tenant improvements and other expansion purposes.Read More
Start-up capital is for new charters seeking seed money before launch. It is funded in the spring of the year zero. Start-up capital can be factoring or small term loans.Read More
Pre-bond financing is a medium-term financing tool that helps bridge to a bond issuance. CAM loans your school the funds you need for pre-development and other bond issuance related costs. The bond then takes out CAM’s loan.Read More