Posted Date: December 11, 2014

Subject: 2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference (December 2014 Update)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2015-2016 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 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, Pushed ISIR flag, and Verification Tracking Flag.

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


2015-2016 EDE Technical Reference (December 2014 Update) in PDF Format, 2.66MB, 249 Pages

Appendix in PDF Format in PDF Format, 20KB, 3 Pages

EDE Technical Reference Tracking Log (December 2014) in PDF Format, 20KB, 2 Pages

EDE Technical Reference Table of Contents in PDF Format, 26KB, 3 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.2MB, 109 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.13MB, 90 Pages


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