FNMA – Student Loan Payment Calculation

Applicable to FNMA Loans: If a payment amount is provided on the credit report, that amount can be used for qualifying purposes. If the credit report does not identify a payment amount (or reflects $0), the lender can use either 1% of the outstanding student loan balance, or a calculated payment that will fully amortize the loan based on the documented loan repayment terms. The previous guideline stated a fully amortized payment must be used.