Posted Date: July 25, 2016

Subject: 2017-2018 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the complete version of the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 versions of the Cover, Table of Contents, Overview, EDE Processing, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. We also included the Record Layouts section and an updated Processing Codes section which was modified from the draft posted in May 2016, 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


2017-2018 EDE Techincal Reference (Final) in PDF Format, 4MB, 244 Pages

Cover in PDF Format, 217KB, 1 Page

Change History in PDF Format, 90KB, 1 Page

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 90KB, 3 Pages

Section 1: Overview in PDF Format, 304KB, 12 Pages

Section 2: EDE Processing in PDF Format, 436KB, 19 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1MB, 114 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1MB, 81 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 376KB, 13 Pages


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