Posted Date: August 3, 2010

Subject: 2011-2012 EDE Technical Reference (August 2010 Draft)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the draft 2011-2012 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference, including the 2011-2012 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Layout and 2011-2012 ISIR Cross-Reference table. 

The EDE Technical Reference provides record layouts for schools or other organizations that need to design software systems to interface with Federal Student Aid's application processing system to process student financial aid applications.

The draft record layouts will ultimately become part of the Record Layouts section of the 2011-2012 EDE Technical Reference scheduled for posting in October 2010. The draft cross-reference will be included in the Processing Codes section of the October release.

The following record layouts are included in this draft:

    • EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout
    • ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application Export Record Layout
    • Correction Export Record Layout
    • Signature Record Export Record Layout

The Cross-Reference compares the fields in the 2010-2011 ISIR Record Layout with the fields in the 2011-2012 ISIR Record Layout and is organized by the 2010-2011 fields.

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


2011-2012 EDE Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1 MB, 122 Pages

2011-2012 ISIR Cross Reference in PDF Format, 617 KB, 43 Pages


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