2022–2023 EDE Technical Reference (Final) (Updated Oct. 4, 2021)

2022–2023 EDE Technical Reference (Final) (Updated Oct. 4, 2021)


On Oct. 4, 2021, Sections 3 (Record Layouts) and 4 (Processing Codes) were updated to correct the definition of a blank value for the Social Security Administration (SSA) Citizenship Flag value. A blank SSA Citizenship Flag is now described as “Blank = Domestic born (U.S. citizen) if SSN Match Flag equals 4 or No match conducted if SSN Match Flag does not equal 4.” Refer to pages 3-61 and 4-22 for these updates.

We are pleased to announce the posting of the complete version of the 2022–2023 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 2022–23 versions of the Cover, Table of Contents, Change History log, Overview, EDE Processing, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. We also included the Record Layouts and Processing Codes sections, which were posted originally in May 2021, in this posting.


Last Modified: 10/04/2021