Posted Date: July 30, 2018

Subject: 2019-2020 EDE Technical Reference (Final)

We are pleased to announce the posting of the complete version of the 2019-2020 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference. The EDE Technical Reference provides programmer specifications, record layouts, and other detailed information for schools and other organizations that need to design software systems to interface with Federal Student Aid's application processing system.

The posting adds 2019–20 versions of the Cover, Table of Contents, Change History log, Overview, EDE Processing, Processing Codes, and Printing sections. We also included the Record Layouts and Processing Codes sections, which were posted originally in May 2018, in this posting.

If you have questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 (TDD/TTY 1-800-511-5806) or by e-mail at


2019-2020 EDE Technical Reference (Final) in PDF Format, 3.2MB, 255 Pages

Cover in PDF Format, 142KB, 1 Page

Change History in PDF Format, 142KB, 1 Page

Table of Contents in PDF Format, 129KB, 3 Pages

Section 1: Overview in PDF Format, 467KB, 11 Pages

Section 2: EDE Processing in PDF Format, 538KB, 19 Pages

Section 3: Record Layouts in PDF Format, 1.6MB, 123 Pages

Section 4: Processing Codes in PDF Format, 1.3MB, 83 Pages

Section 5: Printing in PDF Format, 642KB, 14 Pages


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