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Subject: 2008-2009 EDE Technical Reference (August Draft)

Posted Date:August 01, 2007

Subject: 2008-2009 EDE Technical Reference (August Draft)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the draft 2008-2009 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference Record Layouts, which includes the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Layout and the 2008-2009 ISIR Cross-Reference.

The EDE Technical Reference provides record layouts for schools or other organizations that need to design software systems to interface with Federal Student Aid's application processing system to process student financial aid applications.

The draft record layouts will ultimately become Section 3 of the 2008-2009 EDE Technical Reference, scheduled for posting in November 2007. The draft cross-reference will be included in Section 4 of the November release.

The following record layouts are included in this draft:

  • EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout
  • ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary
  • FAFSA Application Export Record Layout
  • Correction Export Record Layout
  • Signature Record Export Record Layout
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Data File Import Record Layout

The Cross Reference compares the fields in the 2007-2008 ISIR Record Layout with the fields in the 2008-2009 ISIR Record Layout, and is organized by the 2007-2008 fields.

If you have any questions regarding the 2008-2009 EDE Technical Reference, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by e-mail at

Last Modified: 07/31/2007