Posted Date: June 14, 2017

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

Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (Spring Draft)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the draft 2018-2019 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference. This draft includes the Record Layouts and the Processing Codes sections.

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 following record layouts are included in this draft:

  • EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout
  • ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Application Export Record Layout
  • Correction Export Record Layout
  • Signature Record Export Record Layout

The ISIR Cross-Reference in the Processing Codes section compares the fields in the 2017-2018 ISIR Record Layout with the fields in the 2018-2019 ISIR Record Layout and is organized by the 2017-2018 fields.

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 on 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


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