A pre-qualification is an estimate of how much you can borrow and the rates you may be eligible for (as determined using today’s rates), based on a preliminary review of your credit report and information you provided to us. With SoFi, there is no fee to get pre-qualified and we do a soft credit pull, which means it won’t affect your credit score.
A pre-approval is a more formal offer, based on a complete credit check, evaluation of your employment history, income and assets. A pre-approval allows you to submit an offer with confidence that you are personally approved for a loan. Once you have identified a property to purchase, it must meet SoFi property eligibility standards.