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Summary: Availability of 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference (Final Draft)

Publication Date: November 9, 2006

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Availability of 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference (Final Draft)

Posted on 11-09-2006

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the final draft of the 2007-2008 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference. The EDE Technical Reference provides record layouts for schools or other organizations that need to design software systems to interface with the U.S. Department of Education's application processing system to process student financial aid applications.

The final draft adds 2007-2008 versions of Section 1 (Overview), Section 2 (EDE Processing), and the full Section 4 (Processing Codes). Updated versions of Section 3 (Record Layouts) and the ISIR Cross Reference (now part of Section 4), which have been modified from the drafts posted in August 2006, are also included in this posting.

Note: We will update the 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference in the coming weeks to add Section 5 (Printing), which includes a sample 2007-2008 ISIR and other print-specific guidance.

The 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference is available in PDF format on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at For readers who are viewing this message electronically on IFAP, the reference is provided as an attachment to this message. Otherwise, to view, print, or download the document from IFAP, go to and click on "Application Processing Materials" from the right side of the home page.

The reference will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at, under "Technical References and Guides."

If you have any questions regarding this message, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at


Last Modified: 11/08/2006