Posted Date: September 6, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: EDExpress for Windows 2020-2021 Packaging Technical Reference Available on FSAdownload

We are pleased to announce the posting of the 2020-2021 EDExpress for Windows Packaging Technical Reference in PDF format on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) website, located at

The Packaging Technical Reference provides instructions and record layouts for schools and other organizations that need to integrate their software or systems with the EDExpress 2020-2021 Packaging module (available late September 2019). Record layouts are included for all imports from external systems, such as Packaging Import External Add, Packaging Import External Change, and Packaging Import Add Funds. Packaging module setup guidance and setup worksheets are also provided.

The Packaging Technical Reference is available in the “Technical References and Guides” section of the FSAdownload website.

Note: As announced in previous Electronic Announcements, we will retire the FSAdownload website later this year and relocate all site content, including EDExpress software and related documentation, to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website, located at We recommend that you monitor the IFAP website for upcoming Electronic Announcements related to this transition. Depending on the timing of the transition, you may need to go to the IFAP website to download the Packaging Technical Reference.

If you have any questions regarding this message, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 or by email at


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