Table of Contents

Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 1-1
Preface................................................................................................................................... 1-32
EDExpress for Windows................................................................................................ 1-32
EDconnect...................................................................................................................... 1-32
Electronic FAFSA................................................................................................................. 1-43
Renewal FAFSA Process ...................................................................................................... 1-54
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) .................................................................. 1-65
Electronic Corrections........................................................................................................... 1-76
Handling Record Level Rejected Records ............................................................................ 1-87
What’s New and Changed in the EDE Technical Reference for 2006-2007 ........................ 1-98
Edit Changes ...................................................................................................................... 1-98
Section 3, Record Layout Changes ................................................................................ 1-1110
Section 4, Processing Code Changes ............................................................................. 1-1312
Section 5, Printing Changes ........................................................................................... 1-1413
What’s New and Changed in the EDE Technical Reference for 2006-2007 for the
Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 .................................................................... 1-15
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Data File ........................................................ 1-15
Getting Help ...................................................................................................................... 1-1615
CPS/SAIG Technical Support........................................................................................ 1-1615
FSATECH...................................................................................................................... 1-1615
EDE Processing .......................................................................................................................... 2-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 2-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 2-3
Electronic FAFSA................................................................................................................... 2-4
Electronic FAFSA Process .................................................................................................. 2-4
Receiving the Completed Paper FAFSA ............................................................................. 2-5
Entering and Formatting the FAFSA Information............................................................... 2-5

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Transmitting the Records ..................................................................................................... 2-5
Receiving Processed Records .............................................................................................. 2-5
Rejected FAFSA Records .................................................................................................... 2-5
Renewal FAFSAs and Renewal Reminders............................................................................ 2-7
ISIR ......................................................................................................................................... 2-8
NSLDS Data ........................................................................................................................ 2-8
ISIR Datamart ...................................................................................................................... 2-8
ISIR Receipt Process............................................................................................................ 2-8
ISIR Message Classes ........................................................................................................ 2-11
Important Information about ISIR Files............................................................................. 2-13
State Agency Options......................................................................................................... 2-13
Electronic Corrections........................................................................................................... 2-14
General Correction Entry Specifications ........................................................................... 2-14
Creating a Correction Record ............................................................................................ 2-14
Detailed Data Entry Specifications .................................................................................... 2-16
Signed Numeric Fields Table............................................................................................. 2-17
Making Signature Corrections ........................................................................................... 2-20
Adding Your Federal School Code to Receive Electronic Data........................................ 2-20
Tips for Corrections ........................................................................................................... 2-22
Rejected Correction Records ............................................................................................. 2-22
Record Layouts .......................................................................................................................... 3-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 3-1
Introduction............................................................................................................................. 3-2
Record Layout Changes for 2006-2007 ............................................................................... 3-2
Request Title in ISIR Files................................................................................................... 3-2
EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout ........................................................ 3-4
ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary .............................................................................. 3-7
FAFSA Application Export Record Layout.......................................................................... 3-61
Correction Export Record Layout..................................................................................... 3-7778
Signature Record Export Record Layout .......................................................................... 3-8586
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Data File Import Record Layout..................... 3-87

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Processing Codes........................................................................................................................ 4-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 4-1
Introduction............................................................................................................................. 4-3
Summary of Tables ................................................................................................................. 4-4
2006-2007 ISIR Cross-Reference ........................................................................................ 4-4
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each .......................................................... 4-4
Record and Transmission Error Messages........................................................................... 4-4
Assumption Overrides ......................................................................................................... 4-4
Field Name and Position Cross-References......................................................................... 4-4
NSLDS Loan Program Codes .............................................................................................. 4-5
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes..................................................................................... 4-5
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes......................................................................................... 4-5
Correction Data Entry Specifications .................................................................................. 4-5
Message Classes................................................................................................................... 4-5
Comment Codes................................................................................................................... 4-5
2006-2007 ISIR Cross-Reference ........................................................................................... 4-6
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each ....................................................... 4-3332
Record and Transmission Error Messages........................................................................ 4-3736
Assumption Overrides....................................................................................................... 4-3837
Field Name and Position Cross-References...................................................................... 4-4039
NSLDS Loan Program Codes ........................................................................................... 4-5756
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes.................................................................................. 4-5857
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes...................................................................................... 4-6059
Correction Data Entry Specifications................................................................................ 4-6160
Message Classes................................................................................................................ 4-7069
Comment Codes ................................................................................................................ 4-7170

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Printing ....................................................................................................................................... 5-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 5-1
Printing ISIRs.......................................................................................................................... 5-2
Printing Assumed Values..................................................................................................... 5-3
Printing Intermediate EFC Values ....................................................................................... 5-3
FAFSA Data Verify Flags ................................................................................................... 5-3
Printing Correction Flags ..................................................................................................... 5-4
Printing Highlight Flags....................................................................................................... 5-4
Rejected ISIRs ..................................................................................................................... 5-5
Comments ............................................................................................................................ 5-5
NSLDS Page ........................................................................................................................ 5-5
Field Types........................................................................................................................... 5-6
Other Field Notes ................................................................................................................. 5-6
ISIR Fields Not Printed on the ISIR ....................................................................................... 5-7
ISIR Sample Output Document .............................................................................................. 5-9
Appendix......................................................................................................................................A-1
Overview .................................................................................................................................A-1
June Tracking Log .................................................................................................................A-2

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