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(Application Processing) Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (October 2017)

Posted Date:October 6, 2017

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

Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (October 2017)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 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 includes updated versions of the EDE Processing, Record Layouts, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. See the Change History log posted along with the modified sections for a complete list of the revisions.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website, 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: 10/05/2017