• For loans committed February 1, 2017 or later, the new minimum MOP rate is 2.75%.
• For appointments effective September 1, 2016 or later, the new MOP loan limit is $1.4 million.
• Schools may offer a Centrally-Funded Supplemental Home Loan with approval from the dean.
• Administrators should download the revised MOP-SHLP Allocation Request Form here.
The Mortgage Origination Program (MOP) is a recruitment tool to assist qualifying new faculty in purchasing their first home in the Bay Area. Eligibility for MOP participation is restricted to faculty with appointments in the Academic Senate series (Professor/ Ladder Rank, Professor In Residence, or Professor of Clinical X) or members of the Senior Management Group (SMG) within the first two years of their eligible appointment. In some cases, eligibility to participate in the MOP program may be offered to Academic Senate appointees as part of a retention effort. Faculty with appointments in the Adjunct or Health Sciences Clinical series are not eligible to participate in this program. Unless by special exception from the Chancellor, candidates may not already own or have owned in the past 12 months a primary residence in the Bay Area. Faculty may participate in the MOP program only once (unless they take a new appointment at a different UC campus).
The Mortgage Origination Program (MOP) provides first deed of trust variable rate loans with up to a 30-year term and a maximum loan limit of $1 million; not to exceed a loan-to-value ratio of 90% or a maximum income-debt ratio of 48%. The maximum annual adjustment of the interest rate for a loan, upwards or downwards, is 1.0%. The overall cap to the Standard Rate is 10% over the start rate. At no time will the Standard Rate be less than 2.75% (effective 02/01/17). In the special cases where a Supplemental Home Loan Program (SHLP) loan is offered in conjunction with a MOP loan, the loan-to-value ratio may go as high as 95%.
New: For MOP loans committed February 1, 2017 or later, the minimum MOP rate has been lowered to 2.75% For appointments effective September 1, 2016 or later the campus MOP loan limit is $1.4 million.
The Mortgage Origination Program is a pre-approval program and candidates must have a pre-approval certificate before placing offers if they would like to utilize University financing.
Criteria and procedures specific to the UCSF campus are available here.
For departments, the MOP/SHLP Allocation Request Form is here.
If preparing an offer letter, it is essential to use the UCSF Offer Letter Generator. This system will supply the legally important language regarding the home loan programs.
Home Loan Program Manager: Wilson Hardcastle, (415) 476-2016
What is the process? How long does this typically take?
• What are the steps in this process?
- I have been appointed to an Academic Senate series within the past two years.
- I have signed an offer letter and would like to start this process early.
• What can I afford and how much can I borrow?
Use the MOP Estimating Calculator. (The current maximum loan amount is $1 million. For new requests for appointments effective 09/01/16 or later the loan limit is $1.4 million.)
• Instructions for requesting MOP participation before a candidate's appointment is fully approved
(The Every Expectation Letter)
University home loans are originated, underwritten, and serviced by the Office of Loan Programs
Visit this site for more loan program and application information.
For departments requesting an allocation before an appointment is final: The Every Expectation Letter
MOP Qualifying Calculator - Use this tool to estimate potential loan amounts, closing costs, and payments.
From the Office of Loan Programs at the Office of the President:
Frequently Asked Questions (for new borrowers)
Frequently Asked Questions (for existing borrowers)
The 5/1 Mortgage Origination Program (5/1 MOP Loans)
As of July 1, 2016, the FRAP Program Limit is $66,700.
FRAP: UCSF-Specific Requirements and Procedures for the Faculty Recruitment Allowance Program
UPDATED August 2016. This document can be referenced also via the link http://tiny.ucsf.edu/frapguidelines.
FRAP (Faculty Recruitment Allowance Program) Policy, APM 190, Appendix E
General Mortgage Payment Calculator from Bankrate.com
Heath Sciences Clinical Professors are not eligible to participate in the MOP program. However, Bank of America has a Doctor Loan Program which may be an affordable option for clinicians. The University makes no endorsements or recommendations regarding the Bank of America Doctor Loan Program but provides this contact information as an alternative resource.
Note: This page may be bookmarked or forwarded as http://tiny.ucsf.edu/homeloans.