CBRG Discusses Financial Planning for Higher Education on Radio Show

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 Bob Salter of Weekend on WFAN radio.

During the interview Bob Salter and Steven Sirot, Co-Founder, CBRG, discussed the challenges of paying for college.  Sirot stated, “So many people struggle with having to figure out how to pay for college. It’s easy if you start saving money when the kids are born, but that’s not an option for most people,” Sirot states, “With the cost of college rising it is hard to say how much money you will need to save to keep up with tuition inflation.”

Sirot continues, “By junior year students and their families realize they need to start getting ready for college. It’s a very stressful time in their lives…families need to examine all their options before settling on one solution.”

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Salter is Host of the Bob Salter show and the Public Service Director, News Director, and Sports Director for WXRK-FM. He is also the News Director for WFAN-AM.

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.”