Posted Date: August 11, 2016

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On August 19, 2016, we will send the message class table "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) to the EDconnect message class table. These new message classes will be used for NSLDS gainful employment (GE) reporting purposes, and will be described in forthcoming communications. 

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class

Description

GEIPCDOP

GE Cases in Progress CSV Extract

GEIPREOP

GE Cases in Progress Formatted Report

GEIPFWOP

GE Cases in Progress Fixed Width Extract

GEFLCDOP

GE Cases Submitted CSV Extract

GEFLREOP

GE Cases Submitted Formatted Report

GEFLFWOP

GE Cases Submitted Fixed Width Extract

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 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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