Posted Date: November 17, 2015

Subject: 2016-2017 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the complete version of the 2016-2017 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 Federal Student Aid's application processing system.

The posting adds 2016-2017 versions of the Cover, Table of Contents, Overview, EDE Processing, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. We also include updated versions of the Record Layouts and Processing Codes section, which have been modified from the drafts posted in September 2015, in this posting.

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


2016-2017 EDE Technical Reference (Final) in PDF Format, 3.47MB, 239 Pages

Cover in PDF Format, 216KB, 1 Page

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 87KB, 3 Pages

Section 1: Overview in PDF Format, 325KB, 12 Pages

Section 2: EDE Processing in PDF Format, 364KB, 19 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.33MB, 109 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.2MB, 82 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 307KB, 13 Pages


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