-CBRG brings a novel approach to college planning by finding the right fit – financially, academically and socially for your child and your family-

Roseland, New Jersey – Today, choosing a college is one of the largest decisions affecting students and their families. Parents are often stressed about how to afford a college education for their children. However, choosing the right college in terms of the overall college experience is as important as paying for it.

Steven Sirot and David Slater, Co-founders, were recently featured in NJBIZ’s article, “Tuition insurance is coming to Jersey.”

A global insurance provider will be rolling out its tuition insurance in the Garden state. Its purpose is to refund students or parents for tuition payments and fees that are non-refundable if the student leaves school. To Steven Sirot and David Slater this news is of interest because CBRG’s goal is to find the right financial, academic, and social fit for students. According to David Slater, “We do planning to find the right academic and the right social fit.” Yet, he concedes, “Sometimes kids go off to school and it just doesn’t work.”

Both Sirot and Slater agree the insurance company is moving in the right direction with tuition insurance, yet would like to see the cost become more reasonable. In order to better understand the role of tuition insurance, Sirot states, “If there was a student that had a psychological reason to withdraw, that family’s going to come to the school and, many times, they’re going to ask the school to refund a portion of (the tuition)”. He then adds, “It’s an issue that (has) taken away from the school because the school isn’t going to refund the money. The insurance company is going to refund the money.”

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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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