Teddy Nykiel is a journalist specializing in student loan repayment and college financing. Her work has been published by outlets including the Associated Press, USA Today, MSN and Reuters.
Teddy is passionate about helping students and families get the biggest return on their college investment by maximizing free financial aid and minimizing student debt. She has written extensively about student loan repayment plans, forgiveness programs, consolidation and refinancing options, and student debt relief scams. She has also covered FAFSA completion and understanding financial aid award letters.
Most recently, Teddy was a staff writer and student loans spokesperson for NerdWallet, a personal finance website with more than 10 million monthly visitors. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.