Posted Date: May 24, 2012

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On June 1, 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 new message classes for the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

COD Message Classes

We will add a new non-cyclical message class for the COD System to the message class table. This new message class will be used after the upcoming COD System implementation (scheduled for July 6-7, 2012) to send the COD School Monitoring Report to schools. Please monitor the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site for forthcoming communications about the COD School Monitoring Report.

The message class is as follows:

Message Class
SCHMONOP COD School Monitoring Report

NSLDS Message Classes

We will add new non-cyclical message classes for NSLDS to the message class table. These new message classes will be used in the future for the distribution of gainful employment information. Please monitor the IFAP Web site for forthcoming communications about the future use of these new message classes.

Complete information about gainful employment is available on the IFAP Web site’s Gainful Employment Information page.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class
GECOMPOP Preliminary Pre-Draft GE Completers
GECOMBOP Pre-Draft Backup Detail GE Completers
GECOMSOP Pre-Draft Summary Level GE Completers

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 a 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 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


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