Posted Date: June 5, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

On June 7, 2019, 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 National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) and the SAIG Enrollment system.

NSLDS Message Classes

Five new NSLDS message classes will be added for schools to receive new reports. These new reports will be implemented at a later time and further details will be provided in forthcoming communications. The message classes are as follows:

Message Class Description


ER Campus Level Graduation Report FW
ERGCCDOP ER Campus Level Graduation Report CD
BDRRLTOP Borrower Defense Repayment Rates Letter
BDRRFWOP Bor Def Repayment Rt Backup Detail FW
BDRRCDOP Bor Def Repayment Rt Backup Detail CD

SAIG Enrollment Message Class

One new message class will be added to assist Primary Destination Point Administrators (DPAs) with monitoring the activity status of all institutional users (DPAs) in the Primary DPA's portfolio. Refer to the May 17, 2019 Electronic Announcement for further information. The message class is as follows:

Message Class Description
PDPAEAOP PDPA Monthly Enrollment/Authorization File

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) website 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 the information contained in this document, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 (TDD/TTY 1-800-511-5806), or by email at


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