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2014 VA Loan Funding Fee’s

The veteran must pay a funding fee to help defray costs of the VA home loan program.

The VA home loan program involves a veteran’s benefit. VA policy has evolved around the objective of helping the veteran to use his or her home loan benefit. Therefore, VA regulations limit the fees that the veteran can pay to obtain a loan.

Lenders must strictly adhere to the limitations on borrower-paid fees and charges when making VA loans.

In order to defray the cost of administering the VA home loan program, each veteran must pay a funding fee to VA at loan closing.

Congress may periodically change the funding fee rates to reflect changes in the cost of administering the program, or to assist a certain class of veterans

Purchase and Construction Loans

Note: The funding fee for ALL subsequent use loans closed on or after October 1, 2006, and before October 1, 2007, is 3.35 percent. This applies to all purchase loans where no down payment of 5 percent or more is made as well as cash-out refinances where the fee would have been 3.3 percent. Effective October 1, 2007, the subsequent use fee reverts back to 3.3 percent.

 

Type of Veteran

Downpayment

Percentage for First time Use

Percentage for Subsequent Use

Regular

Military

None

5% or more (up to 10%)

10% or more

2.15%

1.50%

1.25%

3.3% *

1.50%

1.25%

Reserves/

National Guard

None

5% or more (up to 10%)

10% or more

2.4%

1.75%

1.5%

3.3% *

1.75%

1.5%

 

Cash-Out Refinancing Loans

 

Type of Veteran

Percentage for First Time Use

Percentage for Subsequent Use

Regular Military

2.15%

3.3% *

Reserves/National Guard

2.4%

3.3% *

 

*The higher subsequent use fee does not apply to these types of loans if the veteran’s only prior use of entitlement was for a manufactured home loan.

 

Type of Loan

Percentage for Either Type of Veteran Whether First Time or Subsequent Use

IRRRLs

.50%

Manufactured Home Loans (NOT permanently affixed)

1.00%

Loan Assumptions

.50%

 

Lenders must remit the VA funding fee via the VA Funding Fee Payment System (FFPS); within 15 calendar days of loan closing.

 

Lenders paying the fee more than 15 days after loan closing will automatically be assessed a four percent late fee. Fees paid more than 30 days late will automatically be assessed an interest charge in addition to the late fee.