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CIT response to college admissions scandal

By Chris Wills | March 13, 2019

With the college admissions scandal all over the news, we wanted to respond as members of the vast majority of the college counseling world that work with families honestly and ethically.   It’s incredibly upsetting that people would manipulate the college admission system in this way, and every industry seems to have a very small…

Insider tips for grandparents

By Chris Wills | November 12, 2018

CIT’s Chris Wills was a featured guest on the Accredited Investors Wealth Management WiseLife Speaker Series. Chis Wills joined Accredited’s Jeremy Heckman and discussed all aspects of the education planning journey, examining not only the current details of college planning – including myths about financial aid and insights into cost reduction tactics – but also…

By Chris Wills | November 12, 2018

CIT’s Jay Benanav was a featured guest on the Divorce Registry podcast hosted by Jonathan Fogel. Click here to listen to Jay’s segment.

College Planning Tips for Parents and Grandparents

By Chris Wills | September 10, 2018

CIT’s Jay Benanav was a guest on WCCO Radio’s Your Money with Bruce Helmer and Peg Webb and discussed college planning tips for parents and grandparents. Listen to Jay’s appearance here

4 Mistakes Families Make That Raise The Cost Of College

By Chris Wills | 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 Chris Wills | 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 Chris Wills | 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 Chris Wills | 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 Chris Wills | 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…