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College Benefits Research Group Co-Founder, David Slater, Featured on NJ Money Help  

– College Planner was featured in numerous personal finance sites where he offered information on filing the FAFSA-


Roseland, New Jersey – The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) needs to be filed in order to receive financial aid for college. David Slater, Co-Founder, College Benefits Research Group (CBRG), was featured in an article by Karin Price Mueller, where he discussed the required information a family has to provide. Additionally, he highlighted how a family can protect their assets during the process.

Slater explained, “The government uses a published algorithm to generate each family’s Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, which is based on their income, assets and number of students in college.”  He continues to elaborate on the placement of assets by stating, “On the asset side, the form asks for the amount of cash, savings and checking accounts as well as the investments as of the time that the FAFSA is being filed.”

Please click here to read the article in its entirety. To see more of David Slater’s media outreach, please click here. was founded by Karin Price Mueller, an award-winning journalist who has been answering money and consumer questions for decades via The Star-Ledger, Inside Jersey, and other trusted resources.

College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is a full service, college planning organization.  They work with high school students and their families to find the right academic, social and financial “fit,” and help them pay for college without going broke.  With CBRG you get everything in one place; highly credentialed academic guidance; specialized online tools; proprietary data and college specific financial expertise.   They guide families through the entire college selection and application process and beyond.

CBRG hosts free community workshops which provide methods and strategies for families looking to afford college – not just for their first child – but for every child in the family. This workshop is a rare opportunity  for college bound students  and their parents to receive valuable information on finding the right fit for their student financially, academically and socially. It is the first step every family of a high school student should take.  Sign up information for workshops in your community can be found on CBRG works with families with children as early as the 9th grade.

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 numerous print and broadcast media outlets.