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4 Mistakes Families Make That Raise The Cost Of College

By The Staff | May 9, 2018

College Inside Track President Chris Wills was featured on the WCCO Sunday morning show with Esme Murphy sharing mistakes families should avoid that could unnecessarily raise the cost of college. Among his suggestions: Have a clear game plan for how you are going to pay for college, and avoid the philosophy of “if you get in,…

College Inside Track featured on Money Talks radio show

By The Staff | May 9, 2018

College Inside Track founder Jay Benanav was a featured guest on the “Money Talks” radio show on Twin Cities NewsTalk AM 1130, Wall Street Business Network on AM 1440 and The Patriot AM 1280 hosted by Terry Sandvold of Sandvold Financial Group. Click below to listen to Jay’s segment, which starts at the 6:33 mark…

New Tax Code Could Impact College Decisions

By The Staff | May 9, 2018

College Inside Track President Chris Wills was featured on KSTP TV discussing how the new tax code may affect college planning. Among the changes: Minnesota residents can now qualify for a tax deduction or tax credit, depending on their income level, for making contributions to a 529 college savings plan. Families can now withdraw up…

College decision is years in the making

By The Staff | May 9, 2018

College Inside Track was featured in Sun Thisweek publications for its working helping a family navigate the college process and find the right fit.

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.