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The big problem facing Twin Cities’ small colleges

CIT’s Jay Benanav was recently interviewed in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Small private colleges are being pinched by higher costs and declining cash levels, and national trends aren’t in their favor  Patrick Rehkamp Data Reporter Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Several small Twin Cities private colleges use adjectives such as “innovation,” “creativity” and…

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Minnesota company helps families cut college costs

College Inside Track’s efforts to help families find the right fit and save money on college was featured on WCCO TV. The story profiles a family that worked with CIT’s Jay Benanav, who helped them work with a private college that was willing to reduce its cost from $47,000 to $17,000 a year, although the…

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Earlier FAFSA Submission Date Offers Students Better Chance At Aid

CIT’s Chris Wills was featured on WCCO TV sharing advice on the new October 1 FAFSA filing date. Among his suggestions: Families should file as close to the Oct. 1 date as possible because some of the financial aid is first come, first served. All families should complete the FAFSA, regardless of how much money they…

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Jay on the College Checklist Podcast

In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Jay Benanav discusses the financial aid appeal process. Appealing financial aid something that not many families know they can do. However, it can be as simple as writing a financial aid appeal letter and asking for what you need to make that school financial feasible for your family. Of…

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