Student Loans and their Impact in the Total Debt Ratio for a Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Loan Approval


Kentucky USDA/Rural Development Changes for Student Loans in 2016
Student Loans and their Impact in the Total Debt Ratio for a USDA Home Mortgage in Kentucky

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Loans

USDA/Rural Development. The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1. Kentucky USDA/Rural Development Changes for Student Loans in 2016

Student Loans and their Impact in the Total Debt Ratio for a USDA Home Mortgage in Kentucky

Recent updates to the 3555 Handbook intended to simplify guidance for the delivery of the guaranteed loan program have caused some misperception in regards to total debt ratio calculations, specifically in the subject of student loans. The Agency is working on revisions to Chapter 11: Ratio Analysis; however, we want to further clarify the subject at this time.
Total debt includes monthly housing expenses plus any other credit obligations incurred by the applicant. Student loan payments must be included in the calculation of the total debt-to-income ratio and captured under liabilities on the application. Student loan payments should be treated as described below:
Fixed payment loans: A fixed payment may be used in the debt ratio when the lender retains documentation to verify the…

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