Program’s General Objective

Finance technical training and higher education (undergraduate and graduate courses) in order to increase education rates in the region and improve the quality of life.

Beneficiary Countries

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Participating Financial Institutions

Intermediary Financial Institutions (IFIs) that comply with the eligibility requirements established by CABEI, pursuant to current norms.

Benefits for Financial Institutions

IFIs will be able to expand their offer of financial products and meet the specific educational needs of a broad sector of the population. This program adapts to incomparable characteristics in the market with regard to payment terms and grace periods.

Participating Educational Centers

Educational centers that provide technical education services, university education services, masters or graduate programs may apply to this program.

Benefits for Participating Educational Centers

By signing an educational credit agreement with CABEI, educational centers will be able to offer more competitive financial conditions and expand and improve financing options for students, ensuring that they have access to quality education.

Final Beneficiary of the Resources

Students of Higher Education, Technical and Postgraduate of nationality of the member countries founding of CABEI.

Benefits for Final Beneficiary

Access to funding sources to access quality education.

Currency of Loan

CABEI will grant the loan to the IFI in local currency and in dollars.

Resource Source

The Program is funded with resources from CABEI and the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). It was created to promote increased education rates in the Central American countries.

Requirements for Educational Institutions

All educational centers that provide technical education services and university education services or masters and graduate programs may be indirect beneficiaries.

  1. Submit application letter.
  2. Provide general historical information.
  3. Deliver legal documentation: authenticated copy of incorporation,  status.
  4. Include financial statements of the last fiscal closing (Preferably audited).
  5. Complete official forms concerning the prevention of money  laundering.
  6. Present justification for the application.
  7. Describe capacities: career description, cost, marketing strategy,  market position, skills, teaching capacity, installations, laboratory and  special agreements, among others.
  8. Include stratified characteristics of the student population.
  9. Provide background of scholarship and educational credit programs:  general description and characteristics.
  10. Describe ex-student statistics: market placement, average income,  dropouts.
  11. Proposals for financing under the PBCE.
  12. Any other information deemed relevant to the request.
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    Finance technical training and higher education (undergraduate and graduate courses) in order to increase education rates in the region and improve the quality of life.

In order to access financing from CABEI’s special programs, an IFI may request the opening of a Global Credit Line (GCL) with CABEI.

Discover the Benefits of a GCL:

- Be part of Central America’s largest and most renowned intermediary base, which channels resources to different areas of development. - Pursuant to your growth and performance, request future extensions to your GCL amount.
- Use the resources of the approved GCL, in dollars or local currency, pursuant to your financing needs. - Preferentially opt to technical assistance resources for expansion and strengthening.
- Choose different CABEI programs and products, which have been established with the Bank’s own resources and resources from international cooperation organizations. - Benefit from the different products and services developed by CABEI to strengthen the financial sector, which attends different areas of the region.