In today’s tight economy, budgets everywhere are more constrained than ever. Financing is a way to make your dollars go further and the purchase of school bus fleets more effective. Blue Bird Capital Services is here to help you manage the transportation needs of your districts by conserving cash and creating customized financing solutions to assist you with your objectives.

How Financing Works

The easiest way to learn about bus financing options is to contact your Blue Bird dealer. Your dealer can provide a quote and tell you about Blue Bird Capital Services’ financing and cooperative purchasing options.


Blue Bird Capital Services, a financial affiliate of Blue Bird, offers our dealers and customers premier financing through TCF Equipment Finance. TCF Equipment Finance’s financial products can be structured to meet the needs of:

  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • Commercial school bus contractors
  • State and local governments
  • Other municipal authorities

Financial products, which feature flexible payment options, include:

  • Leases, including lease purchases and leases with buyout options
  • Municipal leases
  • Terminal rental adjustment clause (TRAC) leases
  • Loans

The TCF Equipment Finance team’s personal service includes:

  • Direct financing of new and used buses
  • Quick credit decisions
  • Solutions tailored to your needs
  • Unparalleled service and support
  • Specific bus industry expertise
  • Commercial financial products that fit your needs
  • Financial strength in every economy

To apply, fill out an online credit application. To learn more contact TCF Equipment Finance at 952.656.1405 or

Cooperative Purchasing


Blue Bird is proud to earn a Sourcewell contract for school buses. Sourcewell is a government agency that makes the buying process easier and more affordable by combining the purchasing power of many agencies into a single cooperative group. Contracts are competitively solicited to satisfy the public bidding process for its education, government, and nonprofit participating agencies. Learn more below about the Blue Bird contract and how utilizing the power of Sourcewell will make purchasing simple and more affordable.

Applying is easy: