Posted Date: May 21, 2014

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On June 6, 2014, we will send an updated version of the EDconnect message class table file "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 new message classes for the Central Processing System (CPS) and the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

CPS Message Class

The following message class will be used by financial aid administrators to send a list of their ISIR Analysis Tool records to their SAIG mailbox.

The message class is as follows:

Message Class Description
IATX15OP IA Tool SSN List Export

COD Message Classes

The following message classes will be used to receive data from the COD System. Note that while these message classes will be added with the June 6, 2014 message class table update, we will not use them until the fall of 2014. More information about the use of these message classes, including when a school may begin to receive them, will be provided in forthcoming communications and COD Technical Reference updates.

The award year specific message classes are as follows:

Message Class Description
CROF15OP CROF14OP CROF13OP CROF12OP Sys. Gen. Origination Fee Ack 14-15 AY Spec.
Sys. Gen. Origination Fee Ack 13-14 AY Spec.
Sys. Gen. Origination Fee Ack 12-13 AY Spec.
Sys. Gen. Origination Fee Ack 11-12 AY Spec.

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 the current version of EDconnect, 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 this information, 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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