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1001 Ogden Ave.
Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL

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1717 North Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL


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Teddy Nykiel

Marketing Director | Student Loan Specialist | Workshop Speaker

Teddy develops and oversees content for MCPT’s workshops, newsletter, website and social media content. It’s her job to spread the word about MCPT’s mission to help students find the best-fit college at the lowest-possible price for their family. To that end, she also works with MCPT’s publicist to respond to media requests, and has been quoted by outlets including U.S. News and BestCompany.

Teddy is a recognized journalist and student loans expert, having written extensively about topics including repayment strategies, income-driven repayment plans and federal loan forgiveness programs. 

As a former lead writer for NerdWallet, a personal finance site with more than 10 million monthly visitors, her work has been published by outlets including USA Today, the Associated Press and MSN. Her reporting about student loan scams was cited in a 2017 letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education from several U.S. senators, including Elizabeth Warren.

Teddy grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her new husband and their lab puppy, Berkeley.

I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the financial aspects of getting into a great college program. Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

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