Table of Contents

Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 1-1
Preface..................................................................................................................................... 1-3
EDExpress for Windows.................................................................................................. 1-3
EDconnect........................................................................................................................ 1-3
Electronic FAFSA................................................................................................................... 1-4
Renewal FAFSA Process ........................................................................................................ 1-5
Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) .................................................................... 1-6
Electronic Corrections............................................................................................................. 1-7
Handling Record Level Rejected Records .............................................................................. 1-8
What’s New and Changed in the EDE Technical Reference for 2007-2008 .......................... 1-9
Database Matches ................................................................................................................ 1-9
Edit Changes ...................................................................................................................... 1-10
Section 3, Record Layout Changes .................................................................................... 1-13
Section 4, Processing Code Changes ................................................................................. 1-17
Section 5, Printing Changes ............................................................................................... 1-19
Getting Help .......................................................................................................................... 1-21
CPS/SAIG Technical Support............................................................................................ 1-21
FSATECH.......................................................................................................................... 1-21
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
Transmitting the Records ..................................................................................................... 2-5
Receiving Processed Records .............................................................................................. 2-5
Rejected FAFSA Records .................................................................................................... 2-5

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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............................................................................. 2-12
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
Request Title in ISIR Files................................................................................................... 3-2
Changes to Correction Field Numbers................................................................................. 3-3
EDE Record Level Error Report Import Record Layout ........................................................ 3-4
ISIR Record Description/Data Dictionary .............................................................................. 3-7
FAFSA Application Export Record Layout.......................................................................... 3-72
Correction Export Record Layout......................................................................................... 3-90
Signature Record Export Record Layout .............................................................................. 3-98
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Data File Import Record Layout ...................... 3-100

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Processing Codes........................................................................................................................ 4-1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................... 4-1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 4-2
Summary of Tables in this Section .................................................................................... 4-2
2007-2008 ISIR Cross-Reference ........................................................................................... 4-5
Table of Reject Codes and How to Respond to Each ........................................................... 4-37
Record and Transmission Error Messages............................................................................ 4-41
Assumption Overrides........................................................................................................... 4-42
Field Name and Position Cross-References.......................................................................... 4-44
NSLDS Loan Program Codes ............................................................................................... 4-63
NSLDS Loan Current Status Codes...................................................................................... 4-64
State/Country/Jurisdiction Codes.......................................................................................... 4-66
Correction Data Entry Specifications.................................................................................... 4-67
Message Classes.................................................................................................................... 4-77
Comment Codes .................................................................................................................... 4-78
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

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Appendix......................................................................................................................................A-1
Overview .................................................................................................................................A-1
November 2006 Tracking Log ...............................................................................................A-2
May 2007 Tracking Log.........................................................................................................A-3
October 2007 Tracking Log ...................................................................................................A-4

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