Posted Date: October 6, 2017

Subject: 2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference (Change Pages October 2017)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated 2018-2019 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 includes updated versions of the EDE Processing, Record Layouts, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. See the Change History log posted along with the modified sections for a complete list of the revisions.

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


2018-2019 EDE Technical Reference October 2017 in PDF Format, 3.7MB, 260 Pages

Cover in PDF Format, 192KB, 1 Page

Change History in PDF Format, 130KB, 2 Pages

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 65KB, 3 Pages

Section 1: Overview in PDF Format, 253KB, 11 Pages

Section 2: EDE Processing in PDF Format, 471KB, 19 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.4MB, 123 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.2MB, 87 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 479KB, 14 Pages


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