-CBRG Leaders Explain Importance of Finding The Right Financial, Academic AND Social Fit for College-

Roseland, New Jersey – Finding the right college fit for your child and your family can be challenging, but according to Steven Sirot and David Slater, Co-Founders, College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), and Janet Loren, Partner, Certified Educational Planner (CEP), if the student and parents have a concrete plan when applying to colleges, the process can proceed more smoothly.

Steven Sirot and Janet Loren recently spoke with Host Frank Cipolla on FreshOutlook, a half hour public affairs television news program, about why understanding the culture at each school is as critical to effective college planning as the financial and academic areas.

Co-founded by Steven Sirot and David N. Slater and joined by their partner, Janet Loren, Certified Educational Planner (CEP), 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.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with Steven Sirot or Janet Loren, contact Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC, at 201.563.4614 or .

College Benefits Research Group’s community workshops are held throughout the state and explain in detail many strategies one can employ to find the best college “fit” for your child. Steven Sirot and David N. Slater, MBA are Charter Members of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG). Janet Loren holds professional memberships in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC); the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC); the Higher Education Counselors Association (HECA) and the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG).

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