College Benefits Research Group Co-Founder Discusses Multi-Aspects Of College Planning On Regional Radio

Top Quote CBRG leader outlines processes to help students and their families navigate college selection through acceptance and beyond. End Quote
  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 29, 2015 - Today, choosing a college is one of the largest decisions affecting both students and their families. Steven Sirot, Co-founder, College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), was recently interviewed by Scott Gingold on the radio show "Business 101 with Scott Gingold."

    Steven discussed the importance of pre-planning for college. He stressed the need for families to be pro-active, to draw up a 'contract' with their student outlining the responsibilities of each before, during and after college selection and acceptance. In order for success, the college must be a good fit; financially, academically AND socially, for the entire family. He touched on the college selection process, financial aid procedures and vetting schools that have the right 'social' fit. According to Steven Sirot, "I am a firm believer there is a school for every student and the path for higher education should be individualized for each student."

    The interview, which is also available as a podcast, can be heard at

    Co-founded by Steven Sirot and David N. Slater and joined by their partner, Educational Counselor, Janet Loren, CBRG demonstrates how a private and/or public education is affordable and attainable and allows hard working families to hit a "home run" in finding the right school, academically, socially and financially, for their child. CBRG also assists with the filing of financial aid forms.

    "We are different from other college planning services in that we offer "harmonization" of financial, educational and social guidance for the entire family," says Steven Sirot."We meet jointly with students and parents to develop a college game plan that works for everyone. Too often college students attend a school because their friends are there, or it is the so-called 'hot school' that is on everyone's radar, without any consideration of whether the school is right for them or the long-term effect it will have on family finances. We work hard with the entire family to let students know that going to college is a responsible decision that affects the whole family, and there are no 'free rides.' The student will be responsible for their academic success in college, which includes graduating in four years, and for paying back of some loans that may need to be taken out in their name."

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