California First Leasing Corporation
With over 600 different colleges and universities as customers, we continue to be the leading higher education lessor in the country. UniversityLease caters solely to the unique academic and financial objectives of colleges, universities, and research institutions in all 50 states. We offer lease—financing programs that preserve your capital while enabling you to acquire the equipment and other capital assets you need. We also specialize in Tax Exempt Leases for qualifying State Institutions and Community Colleges. We help your institution to not only achieve its goals for today, but also secure a bright outlook for your future.
We understand the challenges you face in managing both your budget and your capital asset needs, especially in the area of computer technology. Rapid advances in technology, enrollment increases, diversity of courses and emergence of distance learning programs can challenge even the most experienced higher education professionals. Many schools, regardless of their endowment, use leasing as a way to avoid obsolescence, maintain liquidity, increase cash conservation and match budgeted funds to lease payments.
We offer flexible payment terms and can match payment schedules to budget years, step up or step down payments based on your school's specific needs, or defer payments until funds are available. UniversityLease prides itself on providing customizable financing solutions for your specific equipment needs. We tailor each lease to accommodate your fiscal needs and goals.
- Accounting systems, including hardware, software, installation, and training
- Administrative software
- Broadcasting equipment
- Exercise training equipment
- Furniture, fixtures, and related equipment
- Imaging equipment
- Internet—related software, hardware, etc.
- Laboratory equipment
- LAN/WAN and telecommunications equipment
- Lighting/electrical efficiency projects
- Maintenance/lawn grooming equipment
- Manufacturing systems, machining
- Medical equipment
- Network servers, routers, cabeling
- Personal/laptop computers
- Point-of-sale equipment
- Printers and copiers
- Printing presses
- Security equipment
- Soft costs
- Sports field improvements
- Tenant improvements
- Transportation equipment—trucks, trailers, containers
- Video recording and editing equipment
- Yellow equipment
Our customers say
UniversityLease has been providing superb financing solutions for over 20 years to more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide.
A College in Texas
"The ability to act quickly and respond in a very short time-frame was not an issue for UniversityLease. [They] made it seem like a breeze...I had the quotes in time to spare for [a very short-notice] administrative staff meeting. This type of time-frame had happened on several occasions and UniversityLease performed the requirements and got the job done! Thanks [UniversityLease], for the professional, outstanding customer service you provided in our time of need."
A University in Illinois
“The rate we received was very aggressive and UniversityLease was able to help us complete this transaction in the matter of a few days, just in time for our end of fiscal year. We came back to UniversityLease since they were straightforward from the beginning of the project with what they could do for us.”
A Missouri University of Arts, Sciences & Professions
"[We have] been doing business with UniversityLease for the last ten years. They understand the university's lease requirements and have funded all our leases without issue. I recommend UniversityLease and expect to continue our long-term business relationship."
A Community College in Cincinnati
"We have worked with UniversityLease for over 9 years and have initiated and completed numerous leases with them. We have never been disappointed with their customer service or their ability to exceed our expectations from delivery to return. There are over 3,000 leasing companies in the USA and we chose UniversityLease."
A Seventh-Day Adventist University in Washington State
"“UniversityLease assisted us with setting up an interest-bearing escrow account into which were deposited the entire proceeds from the financing and we were able to draw down the funds as needed, thus saving us a significant amount of interest over the first year. UniversityLease representatives diligently participated in [numerous conference calls] and helped to shepherd the process along to a successful conclusion.”
A University in Florida
"“Leasing with UniversityLease has been a very effective way for [us] to keep up with changing technology while staying within our budget requirements. Working with UniversityLease has taken the stress out of financing [our] IT projects.”