Publication Date: November 28, 2006
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Updated Section 3 (Record Layouts) of 2007-2008 EDE Technical Reference Is Now Available
Posted on 11-28-2006
Federal Student Aid is posting a revised version of Section 3 (Record Layouts) of the 2007-2008 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference to correct several issues in the version posted earlier this month.
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 updated Section 3 includes the following revisions to the ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary section:
1) We added "Blank" as Valid Content for "Interested in Work-Study or Student Loans?" (ISIR field number 29).
2) We corrected the Valid Content for the three NSLDS ACG Eligibility Code fields (ISIR field numbers 382, 392, and 402) to be 01 (High School Program), 02 (Advanced Placement [AP]/International Baccalaureate [IB] Courses), and 03 (High School Coursework). In the prior version of Section 3, the valid values were listed as 01, 03, and 04, respectively, and the description for 04 (now 03) was listed as "Rigorous High School Programs."
3) We corrected the Valid Content column for the three NSLDS SMART Grant Classification of Instructional Programs Code fields (ISIR field numbers 412, 421, and 430) to indicate the field content type is "character." In the prior version of Section 3 we incorrectly indicated these three fields were "numeric."
The updated Table of Contents, Section 3, and a tracking log of changes are available in PDF format on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov. For readers who are viewing this message electronically on IFAP, the documents are provided as attachments to this message. Otherwise, to view, print, or download the documents from IFAP, go to http://ifap.ed.gov and click on "Application Processing Materials" from the right side of the home page.
The updated Table of Contents, Section 3, and a tracking log of changes will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov, 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 CPSSAIG@ed.gov.