I read somewhere that the FHA programs require 1% of the total student loan amount to be added into your DTI ratio if they are deferred, in forbearance or on an income based payment plan. If the loan in on an amortized payment plan they take the amount of the payment? Is this true? Our broker is telling me that FHA doesn't care what type of payment plan it is in, it will factor the 1%. I assume this is not a state specific thing since it's a federal program? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am in Utah, if that makes a difference.
Broker is incorrect. If the loan is on an amortized payment plan, provide docs and we should be able to use the lower amortized amount
^ As long as the payment fully amortizes the loan you'll be fine.
I concur, as long as you call your student loan servicer and have them provide a payment schedule with a payment amount and a payoff date, you should be good to go. Make sure you request the longest term available that if fully amortized.