College Benefits Research Group Co-Founder, Steven Sirot, Featured On NJMoneyHelp

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 28, 2018 - Steven Sirot, Co-Founder, College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), was recently interviewed by Karin Price Mueller, NJMoneyHelp, where he discussed how financial aid formulas treat student and parent assets differently.

    Sirot stated, "Parent-owned assets are generally factored in at 5.6 percent of their value. Student-owned assets are factored in at between 20 to 25 percent, and therefore any savings in the student's name could result in a lower calculated need and financial aid award.”

    Please visit to read the article in its entirety. To see more of Sirot’s media outreach, please visit was founded by Karin Price Mueller, an award-winning journalist who has been answering money and consumer questions for decades via The Star-Ledger, Inside Jersey, and other trusted resources.

    College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is a full service, college planning organization. They work with high school students and their families to find the right academic, social and financial “fit,” and help them pay for college without going broke. With CBRG you get everything in one place; highly credentialed academic guidance; specialized online tools; proprietary data and college specific financial expertise. They guide families through the entire college selection and application process and beyond.

    CBRG hosts free community workshops which provide methods and strategies for families looking to afford college – not just for their first child – but for every child in the family. This workshop is a rare opportunity for college bound students and their parents to receive valuable information on finding the right fit for their student financially, academically and socially. It is the first step every family of a high school student should take. Sign up information for workshops in your community can be found on CBRG works with families with children as early as the 9th grade.

    Their three prong model in the college planning arena is innovative and effective in order to develop a college game plan that works for everyone. CBRG has appeared innumerous print and broadcast media outlets.

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