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(Application Processing) Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

Posted Date:July 10, 2017

Author: Lisa DiCarlo, Director, Student Experience Group, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the complete version of the 2018-2019 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 Federal Student Aid's application processing system.

The posting adds 2018-2019 versions of the Cover, Table of Contents, Change History log, Overview, EDE Processing, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. We also included the Record Layouts section and Processing Codes section which were posted in June 2017, in this posting.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the technical reference will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) website, 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: 07/09/2017