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New FHA rule regarding student loans

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

The new FHA guidelines has some good and bad things to the program.  Regarding student loans, no longer is the payment assumed to be at 2% of the loan amount of loans that are in deferrment.  So on a student loan of $40,000, that is presently in deferrment, you would have to qualify at an $800.00 monthly payment.  Kind of tough.  Now its been dropped to $400.00  The bad news is, often times, you are able to qualify for an income based repayment plan (IBR) which would be drastically less expensive.  Had a client recently on a $70,000 loan in which the IBR plan was at $125.00 . Unfortunately, that will not be allowed and would have to use the 1% dollar amount, unless a concrete dollar amount is already set in place. 

So, some good and some bad.

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Reply Michael
11:34 PM on August 9, 2016 
Great news and tip. Sad fha getting tougher , but this can be of help to some . thanks for sharing