CEDAR GROVE, NJ - College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) will be hosting a free workshop covering methods and strategies for families to save money on college tuition. In addition, this community workshop will provide information, such as: choosing the right college, performing effective career searches, guidance with SAT/ACT preparation, and much more. This free workshop is for families of college-bound high school students and the students themselves. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Free Public Library, located at 1 Municipal Plaza.

Attendees will receive college planning information for all parents and students as they take the important step of applying to colleges, accepting the right college offers, and paying for college wisely with lower costs and higher financial aid. 

Seating will be limited, and reservations are recommended by calling 888-802-2740 or clicking HERE.

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Topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to guide students in knowing which colleges to apply to
  • How to apply effectively to increase the chances of getting into a desired school
  • The top five things one should know before applying to college
  • How to get scholarships from the desired college of choice
  • How to balance the cost of education vs. the value of the degree earned.
  • How to pay for college
  • Different types of financial aid
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: how one's 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 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,” said 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 paying back of some loans that may need to be taken out in their name.”

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 one's child. Sirot and Slater, MBA, are Charter Members of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG). 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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