College Benefits Research Group Sheds Light On Early College Decision Process And Financial Aid

Top Quote CBRG discuss early admission and how it can affect financial aid. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2016 - Roseland, New Jersey - Steven Sirot and David Slater, Co-Founders, 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. CBRG was recently interviewed by Karin Price Mueller, founder of

    Mueller asked the co-founders to explain financial aid packages for students who are uncertain about applying early decision to college. "Beware of applying early decision," said David Slater, "it is binding, so the student must attend the school if accepted, often before they are told how much financial aid will be received."

    Sirot continues, "A family can request an "early read" of the potential financial aid award before applying, but the school is not bound to offer this amount. It is wise to be conservative and be prepared to pay the full amount if there is no calculated need." was founded by Karin Price Mueller, an award-winning journalist who previously wrote The Star-Ledger and currently is a contributor to Inside Jersey, other trusted resources.

    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 (CEP), 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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