CHICAGO — The University of ­Chicago is watching the market closely, hoping to sell $300 million of taxable fixed-rate bonds this week or next to raise funds for capital projects and restructure debt from a bank line of credit.

The university opted to sell taxable bonds as many of the projects don’t qualify under tax-exempt financing rules. They include a new academic center being built in Beijing and land acquisition, according to chief financial officer Nim Chinniah.

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