Posted Date: July 20, 2012

Subject: 2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference (July 2012 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2012-2013 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 July 2012 update contains revisions to add new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) postscreening codes for students who have exceeded, are close to exceeding, or are no longer exceeding or at risk of exceeding their maximum Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) eligibility. For additional information about system updates related to the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) process, refer to the June 29, 2012 Electronic Announcement posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

This update also includes an expanded description of the conditions causing Reject 21.

For more information on the revisions, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the guide or in the Appendix.

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


2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference (July 2012 Update) in PDF Format, 2.68KB, 271 Pages

July 2012 Change Page Tracking Log in PDF Format, 19KB, 2 Pages

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 21KB, 3 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.21 MB, 119 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.12MB, 95 Pages

Appendix in PDF Format, 32KB, 5 Pages


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