Posted Date: December 8, 2011

Subject: 2012-2013 EDE Technical Reference (December 2011 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 December 2011 update contains changes to the NSLDS Additional Eligibility Indicator fields in the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Description/Data Dictionary and the Asset Threshold Exceeded fields in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application Export Record Layout in the Record Layouts section. It also includes minor revisions to the sample of the ISIR output document in the Printing section. For more information, consult the tracking log of changes posted with the reference as an 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 (December 2011 Update) in PDF Format, 2.80MB, 268 Pages

December 2011 Change Page Tracking Log in PDF Format, 16KB, 1 Page

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 30KB, 3 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.25MB, 119 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 127KB, 14 Pages

Appendix in PDF Format, 23KB, 2 Pages


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