Posted Date: September 3, 2009

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

Subject: 2009-2010 EDE Technical Reference (September 2009 Update)

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2009-2010 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 the U.S. Department of Education's application processing system.

The September 2009 update includes revisions to the Record Layouts section to add 50 bytes of filler to the Signature Record Export Record Layout, which increased the layout’s overall record length to 630 bytes. We also updated the Overview section. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference.

In addition to its current availability on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the guide will also be available in the next several days from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov.

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

   

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