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Costly College Mistakes with Dan Bisig (Ep. 40)

Costly College Mistakes with Dan Bisig (Ep. 40)

How do some families navigate the college funding maze without stumbling or getting lost? Join us on this episode of Money is Emotional as we uncover the secrets to avoiding costly college mistakes!

Today, Financial Dignity® Coach, Christine Luken, welcomes Dan Bisig, aka Dan The College Man, a College Admissions and Funding Expert, founder of College and Beyond, LLC, the co-author of the College Entrance Game Plan, and a beacon of hope for parents and students navigating the murky waters of college admissions and financial planning. 

They dig deep into the world of college admissions and funding and address the issues that many families face and how to sidestep them. With his wealth of experience and compassionate approach, Dan guides us through the complex process, ensuring families make informed decisions that align with their financial and academic goals. 

Tune in and equip yourself with the knowledge to make the college journey a financially savvy and stress-free experience.

Key takeaways:

  • The importance of early and open discussions about college finances between parents and students to set realistic expectations
  • Understanding student loans, and why expecting a full-ride scholarship could be unrealistic
  • Selecting a college is not just about prestige but finding the right fit financially, academically, and personally for the student
  • Recent challenges with the FAFSA process highlighting the need for diligent preparation and understanding of federal aid
  • The difference between “full ride” and “full tuition” scholarships
  • And more


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About Our Guest: 

Dan Bisig is a popular Author, Speaker, College Admissions and Funding Expert, and Founder of College and Beyond, LLC.  He is passionate about helping students get into the right college, at the right price, pursue the right major or career path, and graduate right on time!

After spending 25 years as a Financial Planner and seeing families make incredibly tough decisions when it came to college, Dan decided he had to do something about it. Over the past 18 years, he has helped thousands of students and parents across the United States and Internationally as well as navigate their way through the college process.

Dan co-authored the book, College Entrance Game Plan: Your Comprehensive Guide To Collecting, Organizing, and Funding College. He is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling (KYACAC).  Dan is also a College Expert with College Aid Pro where he often is invited to speak on various college funding and admissions topics.