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(Application Processing) Subject: 2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference (December 2011 Update)

Posted Date:December 8, 2011

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

Subject: 2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference (December 2011 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2012-2013 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 December 2011 update contains changes to the NSLDS Additional Eligibility Indicator fields in the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Description/Data Dictionary and the Asset Threshold Exceeded fields in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application Export Record Layout in the Record Layouts section. It also includes minor revisions to the sample of the ISIR output document in the Printing section. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference as an appendix.

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: 12/07/2011