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(Application Processing) Subject: 2010-2011 EDE Technical Reference (November 2009 Update)

Posted Date:November 19, 2009

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2010-2011 EDE Technical Reference (November 2009 Update)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2010-2011 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference. The EDE Technical Reference provides programmer specifications, record layouts, and other detailed information for schools or other organizations that need to design software systems to interface with the U.S. Department of Education's application processing system.

The November 2009 update includes revisions to the Record Layouts section to add "blank" as a valid value for the new IRS Request Flags (ISIR field numbers 173 and 174). We also added the Appendix section. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the guide will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at

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

Last Modified: 11/18/2009