Posted Date: April 24, 2012

Author:  Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On April 25, 2012, we will send the message class "MESSAGTB" via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) to all user mailboxes.  The EDconnect transmission software will automatically request, download, and import this new message class table with a user’s next connection to the SAIG network.  Once the MESSAGTB file has been imported, the new message class table will be used from that point forward.

Message Classes

We will add message classes for the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

COD Message Classes

We will add two COD System 2012-2013 Rollover Message Classes to the message class table. These standard COD System message classes were inadvertently omitted when the message class table was updated in March 2012.

The message classes are as follows:

Message ClassDescription

DLAD13OP

DL Actual Disbursement List Report

THPD13OP

TEACH Pending Disbursement List

Update, Import, and Installation Information

The message class table update will be transparent to users except for an Import dialog box, which will appear on a user’s screen and display the progress of the import as the file is importing.

The new message class table file will also be available on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site in the "Software and Associated Documents" section.

Using Multiple Networked PCs

If a user has performed a network installation of EDconnect, the new message class table will import into the EDconnect database on the user’s network drive.  Individual workstations will all have access to the new message class table after it has been imported.

Using Multiple Stand-Alone PCs

If using EDconnect on a standalone PC, the message class table will automatically download and update EDconnect on each PC that initiates a transmission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the information contained in this document, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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