FirstBank & Trust

Whether your institution is public or not-for-profit, we deliver the financial products, services and expertise to keep learning and growth top of mind.


Higher education is heavily supported by state and local government funding, which can be volatile during economic shifts. Our team of specialists works with you to identify your growth objectives, and provide the financial tools, resources and solutions you need to meet them. Whether it be investing in technological advancements to streamline administrative tasks and leverage online and remote learning, or maximizing your income and revenue, we’ve got the expertise to keep your institution moving forward.


We offer those in education a plethora of strategic ways to improve the financial well-being of an institution. From funding the cost of renovations and campus expansions, to efficient payment processes for payroll, tuition, fees and more our team can help. With banking partners that have expertise in Education, you will have the confidence and ease to focus on your staff, students, board of directors and everyone in between.

We’ll work with you to determine ways to build financial efficiencies into your business operations, and discover how automation can make your processes easier. That way you can continue to focus on your highest priority — the investment in the lives and knowledge of generations to come.

  • Streamline payment processes and add a recurring revenue stream with Payment Solutions.
  • Mitigate the risks of managing your cash flow that accompany mismatched payment schedules with Deposit and Operating Account solutions.
  • Finance major capital projects such as property investments, building purchases, renovations, technology or equipment with Working Capital and Financing.
  • Strengthen fraud protection and manage ongoing operational expenses with Treasury Management solutions.

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