College Benefits Research Group's Co-Founder Featured in Biz Brain

Top Quote CBRG's Steven Sirot gives advice on choosing the right school for the right student. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 29, 2017 - Roseland, New Jersey - College can be a very expensive investment. Steven Sirot and David Slater, Co-Founders of College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), use a unique model to help families find the right "fit" for their child's college education financially, academically and socially.

    Steven Sirot, Co-Founder, College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), recently spoke with Karin Price Mueller, Biz Brain, regarding how to choose the right college when faced with deciding between a school offering merit aid and one that is not offering scholarship money.

    In the article, "Warnings before choosing a costly college," Sirot stresses the importance of having a financial plan in place. Sirot stated, "From the financial side of the equation, you need to look at your budget. Too often, parents do not provide this context to their students, putting their family and financial futures in harm's way."

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    College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is a college planning organization with a unique model for working with families to find the right "fit" for their child not only financially, but academically and socially as well. 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 in print and broadcast media outlets.

    Co-founded by Steven Sirot and David N. Slater and joined by their partner, Certified Educational Planner, 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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