Here at AP Lazer, we are excited to announce a new program that offers financing options for our customers in a variety of educational fields. In partnership with Contend Capital, an industry leader in the education financing market, we now offer flexible education-specific financing options for laser machine purchases.
What that means for your STEAM program
Flexible financing terms means that you can take your school’s STEM/STEAM program to the next level by integrating one of our high-powered laser engraving and cutting machines without a large capital investment right off the bat!
How Contend Capital can help help your school
As a dedicated expert in municipal, and tax-exempt financing, Contend Captial helps public and not-for-profit schools nationwide navigate through the complex web of tax-exempt regulations to get them the best financing options for their laser purchases. They help schools looking to purchase capital assets – like and AP Lazer – by offering non-appropriation clauses, early payoff options, and delayed first payments. All of these options mean you can get a laser into your school faster and for significantly less cost upfront.
Take a look at the specifics of the education financing program
A cookie-cutter approach to financing doesn’t work for schools operating in a complex municipal environment. You need flexibility and variety, both in equipment types and finance structures. With this program you are able to:
- Reduce Monthly Outlays – Because municipal interest payments are exempt from federal income taxes, we pass the tax savings on to you in the form of lower rates and lower payments.
- Improve Your Cash Position – With no upfront cash required, you can use your available capital for operations rather than down payments. You may also be able to keep your cash reserves fully deployed.
- Fund Immediate Needs – Get the laser engraver you need now without waiting for next year’s budget cycle and without the costs of delays of a voter referendum.
Why is AP Lazer offering this new program to educators?
At AP Lazer, we understand the important impact that today’s young students will have on the future of our country. We believe strongly in the importance of STEM programs and the advanced level of integration and ingenuity that the addition of art will bring to the table (the “A” in STEAM stands for “art”).
It is not enough to simply understand the principles and laws of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To successfully implement the discoveries made whilst studying these subjects, students must use a complex thinking process that integrates not only critical thought and logic but also creativity. Laser machines allow students to integrate the scientific method with creative concepts to create tangible objects that illustrate their discoveries in the real world.
As former U.S. President Barack Obama once said:
“[Science] is more than just a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves.It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world,and to have the capacity to change the world…”
With this new financing option, AP Lazer is excited to provide another option for school districts to fund a laser machine and further their STEM curriculums. Allowing students to develop through hands-on experience is now possible even when budget constraints may otherwise prohibit the purchase of a laser.