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

Posted Date:October 25, 2010

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

Subject: 2010-2011 EDE Technical Reference (October 2010 Update)

We are 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 October 2010 update includes revisions to the Record Layouts and Processing Codes sections to add “blank” and “00” and remove “05” and “06” as valid values for Student and Parent IRS Data Request Flag fields. We also updated the Processing Codes section to revise the fields that must be verified for a dependent student for Reject 1, remove comment 302 from Reject 4, and change the phone number for Reject 19. 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: 10/24/2010