Posted Date: July 30, 2012

Author:  William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2013-2014 EDE Technical Reference (July 2012 Draft)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the draft 2013-2014 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference, including the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Layout and ISIR Cross-Reference table.

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 part of the Record Layouts section of the 2013-2014 EDE Technical Reference scheduled for posting in October 2012. The draft cross-reference will be included in the Processing Codes section of the October release.

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 compares the fields in the 2012-2013 ISIR Record Layout with the fields in the 2013-2014 ISIR Record Layout and is organized by the 2012-2013 fields.

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) Web site, located at

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


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