Posted Date: July 24, 2014

Subject: 2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference (Summer Draft)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the draft 2015-2016 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference including the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Record Layout and 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 cross-reference will ultimately become part of the Processing Codes section of the 2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference scheduled for posting in October 2014.

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 ISIR Cross-Reference compares the fields in the 2014-2015 ISIR Record Layout with the fields in the 2015-2016 ISIR Record Layout and is organized by the 2014-2015 fields.

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


2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference Record Layouts (Summer Draft) in PDF Format, 1.06MB, 109 Pages

2015-2016 ISIR Cross Reference (Summer Draft) in PDF Format, 559KB, 39 Pages


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