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Publication Date: August 9, 2005

Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, FSA Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services

Summary: 2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference Revision - NLSDS Field Descriptions

Posted on 08-09-2005

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated draft 2006-2007 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference Record Layouts (including the ISIR Record Layout) and 2006-2007 ISIR Cross-Reference on the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov/IFAPWebApp/currentEDEReferencesYearPag.jsp. The updated draft technical reference is also available for download from ED's Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov.

The only changes made in this draft posting are to the Field Name descriptions for the NSLDS Pell Percent Scheduled Award (1), (2), and (3) fields, which are listed as field numbers 330, 340, and 350 in the ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary and cross-reference table. The Field Name description for each of these field numbers in the earlier draft incorrectly stated "Whole percent with leading zeros, i.e., 50% = 00050." We have updated this text for each field number to correctly state "Percent with two decimal places assumed, for example, 50% = 05000."

The start and end positions, field length, and valid content for the NSLDS Pell Percent Scheduled Award (1), (2), and (3) fields have not changed.

The updated draft 2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference is available in Adobe PDF format only.

To download the draft 2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference from the IFAP Web site:

1) Go to ifap.ed.gov.
2) Click on the "Current Publications" link in the "OTHER VIEWS" section on the left side of the page.
3) Click on the "EDE Technical References" link on the next page.
4) Click on the "By 2006-2007 Award Year" link on the next page.
5) Select the "2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference August 2005 Release" link on the next page.
6) On the next page, right-click on the file you want to download. A pop-up menu appears.
7) If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, select "Save Target As," then choose a folder to which to save the file. If you are using Netscape, select "Save Link As," then choose a folder to which to save the file.
8) After you have saved the file, open it using Adobe Acrobat to view or print the document.

To download the draft release of the 2006-2007 EDE Technical Reference from the FSAdownload Web site:

1) Go to fsadownload.ed.gov.
2) Click on the "Technical References and Guides" link.
3) Scroll down to the "Electronic Data Exchange Technical Reference" heading on the next page. Under the heading, you will find links to various years. Click on the link for "2006-2007 DRAFT."
4) On the "Electronic Data Exchange Technical Reference 2006-2007 (DRAFT)" page, right-click on "Full Download" to download the complete document or choose to download separate component of the technical reference. A pop-up menu appears.
5) If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, select "Save Target As," then choose a folder to which to save the file. If you are using Netscape, select "Save Link As," then choose a folder to which to save the file.
6) After you have saved the file, open it using Adobe Acrobat to view or print the document.

If you have any questions about the information contained in this document, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.