Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Strategic Use of Debt Financing

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From Volume 25 Number 4 | Summer 1997
By David R. Hornfischer

Considers the recent increase in the number of institutions using debt as a means of financing capital initiatives and managing change. Reviews both strategic considerations, such as the need for new equipment, new construction, and the renovation and maintenance of existing structures, and economic considerations, which are usually linked to the endowment management strategy. Weighs the short- and long-term costs and benefits of using debt as a means of financing new projects on campus.

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