The above is a chart that FHA underwriters use to determine the amount of money refunded at the time of a FHA to FHA refinance. FHA charges an upfront MIP (mortgage insurance premium) amount. That MIP amount depends on when the FHA case number was requested. This amount is calculated as a percentage of the loan amount. As of October 2010 the % is 1% of the total loan amount. FHA will refund a percentage of that upfront MIP in the refinance. The shorter the home owner has had the current FHA loan the higher the refund amount. This amount is displayed on page four of the application section called the "details of transaction" page.