Posted Date: May 22, 2014

Subject: 2014-2015 EDE Technical Reference (May 2014 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2014-2015 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 May 2014 update contains revisions to valid field content in several layouts in the Record Layouts section (Section 3). Fields impacted by these updates include High School Name, Reprocessed Reason Code, and Assumed Parents’ Marital Status.

For more information on the revisions, consult the tracking log of changes section posted with the technical reference and as part of the Appendix section.

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


2014-2015 EDE Technical Reference (May 2014 Update) in PDF Format, 3MB, 278 Pages

Cover Page in PDF Format, 79KB, 1 Page

Appendix in PDF Format, 20KB, 3 Pages

EDE Technical Reference Tracking Log (May 2014) in PDF Format, 19KB, 2 Pages

EDE Technical Reference Table of Contents in PDF Format, 25KB, 3 Pages

Section 1: Overview in PDF format, 113KB, 16 Pages

Section 2: EDE Processing in PDF Format, 154KB, 17 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.4MB, 125 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.3MB, 99 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 128KB, 14 Pages


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