Brianna McGurran

Brianna McGurran is a personal finance writer and editor who specializes in covering credit, debt and paying for college. As a former staff writer and spokesperson at NerdWallet, she wrote “Ask Brianna,” a financial advice column syndicated by the Associated Press, and contributed her expertise to media outlets including The New York Times, ABC World News Tonight and the Today Show.

Articles by Brianna McGurran

How Student Loans Work: Guide for First-Time Borrowers

Note that the government has paused all repayment on federally held student loans through the end of 2022, with no interest to be charged during... read more

How Much Should I Make Out of College? A Look at Average Starting Salaries

The average starting salary for Class of 2019 college graduates was $51,347, according to an analysis by consulting firm Korn Ferry. Average starting salaries were... read more

Perkins Loan Repayment: How to Repay These Federal Loans

Perkins loans, a type of federal student loan based on extreme financial need, are no longer available. The program ended in September 2017, and federal... read more