Posted Date: September 3, 2009

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.

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


2009-2010 EDE Technical Reference (September 2009 Update) in PDF Format, 962KB, 278 Pages

September 2009 Change Page Tracking Log in PDF Format, 11KB, 1 Page

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 15KB, 3 Pages

Overview in PDF Format, 72KB, 18 Pages

3- Record Layouts in PDF Format, 328KB, 116 Pages

Appendix in PDF Format , 16KB, 3 Pages


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