Area(s) of expertise: College Planning
Summary of expertise:
Co-founder Steven Sirot, College Benefits Research Group, 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.
“We are different from other college planning services in that we offer “harmonization” of financial, educational and social guidance for the entire family. 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 on time.”
Steven Sirot is a Charter Member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG).
Prior media experience:
Interviewed on WCTC's "Jersey Central" Radio Show
Rowan Radio: A Community Affair (12/9/13)
Interviewed on WPIX11 Morning News
Interviewed on WNYJTV's "Community Impact"
WGLS’s “A Community Affair": CBRG's co-founder, Steven Sirot, and Educational Counselor, Janet Loren, discuss the importance of social, academic, AND financial fit in the college search process (12/17/14)
WCTC Radio: CBRG's Co-Founders, Steven Sirot and David Slater, and Educational Specialist, Janet Loren, discuss all aspects of college planning. (12/11/14)
WRNJ's "Newsline": CBRG Co-Founders Steven Sirot and David Slater discuss how and when to search for the best college for your student (12/4/14)
Business 101 with Scott Gingold: Steven Sirot Discussing College Planning (4/5/15)
-NJBiz: Picking right college is as important as paying for it (4/20/15)
-NJBIZ - "Picking right college is as important as paying for it: Roseland company out to be full-service aid to parents, kids" (5/11/15)
-Forbes - "How To File A Financial Aid Appeal" (5/12/15)
- The Star Ledger: Crowdfunding your college tuition? N.J. student says online village should invest $47K in her (6/2/15)
-NorthJersey.com - "Helping students get ready for college" (7/03/15)
-NJBIZ - "Tuition insurance is coming to Jersey" (8/10/15)
-The Fresh Outlook - "College Preparation" (8/22/15)
-The Fresh Outlook - "Paying for College" (8/22/15)
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