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7 insider tips for picking your best college

By The Staff | August 16, 2017

CIT’s Cozy Wittman was a featured guest on the “Financial Symmetry” podcast hosted by Mike Eklund and Chad Smith. Cozy shares how so much has changed over the past 30 years, between college prices skyrocketing up to 500 percent, and the vast amount of options now available. She emphasizes that the game has changed and…

The big problem facing Twin Cities’ small colleges

By Chris Wills | March 23, 2017

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…

Minnesota company helps families cut college costs

By The Staff | November 4, 2016

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…

College Inside Track's Chris Wills interviewed on WCCO Sunday morning show

Now is the time to apply for financial aid

By The Staff | October 16, 2016

College Inside Track President Chris Wills was featured on the WCCO Sunday morning show with Ali Lucia sharing advice on why families should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.

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Earlier FAFSA Submission Date Offers Students Better Chance At Aid

By The Staff | September 30, 2016

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…

College Prep Experts Share Tips on the Search Process and the Art of the Essay

By The Staff | August 26, 2016

CIT was featured in the August 2016 edition of St. Croix Valley Magazine.

CIT featured on WCCO Radio’s “Your Money” show

By Chris Wills | August 26, 2016

  CIT’s Jay Benanav was a featured guest on the “Your Money” show on WCCO Radio hosted by Bruce Helmer and Peg Webb. Click here to listen to Jay’s segment, which starts at the 22:33 mark of the full episode.

Consider these 3 things before making your college decision

By The Staff | May 15, 2016

CIT was featured in the Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com with 3 important things students should consider before making their college decision.

Jay on the College Checklist Podcast

By The Staff | May 15, 2016

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…

Reading, writing and reducing college debt: Expert helps students manage costs

By The Staff | May 2, 2016

CIT’s work helping families reduce college debt was featured in the Elk River Star News.