College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is sponsoring a free community workshop, ideal for parents of college-bound high school sophomores and juniors, on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs.

Additionally, parents can speak with a top-ranked academic planner who can discuss the selection and admissions process, essay writing, and interviewing skills. 

The workshop will reveal what parents of high school students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at, and paying for college. 

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Seating is limited. To register and reserve a seat, visit or call 888-802-2740.

Topics to be discussed include:

·         How colleges treat standardized test

·         How to choose the right college

·         How colleges choose their students

·         A timeline for success

·         How to pay for college

·         Different types of financial aid

·         MOST IMPORTANTLY: how your family may be able to save tens of thousands of dollars on college tuition

Co-founded by Steven Sirot and David N. Slater and joined by partner, educational counselor and Certified Educational Planner (CEP), Janet Loren, CBRG helps clients discover 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.

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).