Guidelines Changes on Student Loans for Conventional Fannie Mae, USDA, FHA, and VA Mortgage loans in Kentucky for 2019


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For Kentucky Home Buyers using Fannie Mae or Conventional Loans that have student loans reporting a payment on the credit report, we can now use the payment reporting on the credit report even if it is income-based repayment plan. FHA and USDA still will use 1% if the student loans are IBR, but Fannie Mae now does allow us to take the payment listed on credit report. This will let a lot of Kentucky Homebuyers that have a lot of student loans left to pay qualify for a mortgage loan now. This is very good news.  
Kentucky Mortgage Guidelines Changes  on Student Loans for Conventional Mortgage Fannie Mae Mortgage loans. 
Agreed, Student loans kill more mortgage loans now more than any other borrower that has good credit than anything else. The mortgage giants, ie, (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA, FHA, VA, RHS) use to be very friendly toward student loans and if they were deferred or in forbearance we counted no payment for it.
Now with the massive explosion in student loan debts since the recession of 2008, student loan debt has now passed a lot of forms of debts and it’s growing every day since the cut backs from state and local governments and the increase of education costs being shifted toward the school and borrower.
Student loan debts by 2020 will be the biggest debt out there, surpassing mortgage debt.
They have reigned the requirement to make it more difficult to borrow now due to the increasing debts and fear of the borrower walking away from the house. You cannot walk way from student loan debts but you can a home, so tht is there thinking I am told by the higher-ups.

Recent changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines have made it easier for some, but not all with student loan debt to still qualify for home mortgage loans.

Both Fannie and Freddie have set underwriting guidelines that if lenders follow, makes the selling of loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac much easier.

Student Loans. How do lenders calculate?

Student loans can be in active repayment, some sort of reduced repayment (which is typically an income based repayment), or completely deferred.  While a student loan may be deferred for the next year or two, your mortgage loan is typically a 30-year loan. It only makes sense that lenders take current or future student loan payments into consideration when calculating debt ratios and affordability.
To avoid confusion, I’ll just talk about current guidelines for how lenders currently deal with your student loan debt for debt-to-income ratio purposes.
These guidelines are current as of this article (Dec 1, 2017 (updated)
 

FHA Loans:

FHA loans must use the greater of 1% of the outstanding balance, or the payment listed on the credit report, unless you can document the payment is a fully amortizing payment. No income based repayment, graduated payments, or interest only payments allow

Fannie Mae Loans:

For deferred loans, must use 1% of the outstanding balance. For loans currently in repayment, use the payment listed on the credit report. If payment is listed as $0.00, but $0.00 is an active income based repayment, we must verify with the student loan company that $0.00 is the income based repayment.

Freddie Mac Loans:

For loans in repayment, use the amount listed on the credit report, or at least .50% (1/2%) of the outstanding balance, whichever is greater.
For deferred loans, must use the amount listed on the credit report, or 1% of the outstanding balance as reported on the credit report
.

USDA Rural Housing Loans:

For USDA loans, if the loan is deferred, income based payment, graduated payment, or interest only payment, must use the greater of 1% of the outstanding balance, or the amount listed on the credit report.

VA Home Loans:

For VA loans, if payment is deferred at least 12 months past the loan closing date, no payment need be listed.
If payment will begin within 12 months of closing, use the payment calculated based on:
  a) 5% of the outstanding balance divided by 12
  b) The payment listed on the credit report if the payment is higher than calculated under (a).
  or
If payment on credit report is less than (a), a letter, dated within the last 60-days directly from the student loan company that reflects the actual loan terms and payment information is required to use the smaller payment.
These updated guidelines primarily help those currently in repayment, but with income based, graduated payment, and interest only payment student loans obtain conventional loans
Student Loans Guidelines for FHA, VA, USDA and FAnnie Mae
The FNMA student loan calculation has been amended to the following
  • If the credit report lists a payment amount, then the listed amount can be used for qualifying purposes
  • If the credit reports lists a $0 payment or no payment at all, either of the following calculations can be used
    • o   1% of the outstanding student loan balance; OR
    • o   A calculated payment that will fully amortize the loan based on the loan repayment terms
 
Note: This applies to deferred student loans as well, no matter the length of deferment.
Cash-Out Refinances for Student Loans and getting a Fannie Mae Approval
Fannie Mae  is now offering to waive cash-out pricing adjustments for borrowers which are paying off student loans. Any borrower that meets all of the following requirements will essentially be doing a Cash-Out refinance with Rate/Term pricing
  • DU Approval only
  • Standard Cash-Out LTV/CLTV applies
  • At least one student loan must be paid off
  • Only student loans for which a borrower is personally obligated can be paid off through the transaction
  • No partial payments are allowed; any student loan included in the Cash-Out refinance must be paid off in full
  • Loan proceeds must be paid directly to the student loan servicer at closing
  • Maximum cash back to borrower is the lesser of 2% or $2000
  • Only the following additional types of debts may be paid off with proceeds
    • o   Current first lien mortgage or HELOC
    • o   Purchase money seconds
    • o   PACE loans or other debt incurred solely for energy efficient improvements
    • Loan must be delivered with Special Feature Code 841
Non-Mortgage Debt Paid by Others
If 12 months can be documented of a borrower’s non-mortgage debt being paid by another party, that debt can now be excluded from the borrower’s DTI. The other party does not need to be obligated on that debt.
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Guidelines Changes on Student Loans for Conventional Mortgage Fannie Mae Mortgage loans in Kentucky for 2019.
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  2. STUDENT LOAN PAYMENT CALCULATION
    For all student loans, whether deferred, in forbearance, or in repayment (not deferred), the lender must include a monthly payment in the borrower’s recurring monthly debt obligation when qualifying the borrower.

    If a monthly payment is provided on the credit report, the lender may use that amount as the monthly payment for qualifying purposes.

    If the credit report does not provide a monthly payment for the student loan, or if the credit report shows $0 as the monthly payment (which may be the case for deferred loans or loans in forbearance), the lender must calculate a qualifying monthly payment using one of the options below:

    1% of the outstanding student loan balance (even if this amount is lower than the actual fully amortizing payment), or
    A fully amortizing payment using the documented loan repayment terms.

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