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## How do you calculate total loan amount?

When we pay off a loan using monthly payments, we pay more than the loan was originally worth because of interest. To calculate how much the loan costs in total, we **multiply the monthly payment and the number of payments made.**

## What makes up the total loan payment?

Loan payment formula. The simple loan payment formula involves the following variables: **your loan principal amount, your interest rate and your loan term**. Your principal amount is spread equally over your loan repayment term, along with interest charges and fees that are due over the term.

## What is a total loan cost?

>True Costs of Credit The total or “true cost” of a loan **includes not only the original loan amount but also all the interest, spread out over the term or length of the loan**. For example, let’s say you have a car loan of $20,000, and your loan interest rate is 8%. The term of the loan is 5 years.

## What is the difference between base loan amount and total loan amount?

The base loan amount is the total amount financed in a loan. The base loan amount can contain the purchase price net of **down payment** and any fees or closing costs associated with the loan.

## How are total payments calculated on closing disclosure?

The “total of payments” is found on page 5 of the Closing Disclosure form in the “Loan Calculations” section. This total includes principal, interest, mortgage insurance **(if applicable), and loan costs**. It assumes that you make each monthly payment as agreed – no more and no less – until the end of the loan.

## How is interest calculated on a loan?

You can calculate Interest on your loans and investments by using the following formula for calculating simple interest: **Simple Interest= P x R x T ÷ 100**, where P = Principal, R = Rate of Interest and T = Time Period of the Loan/Deposit in years.