Posted Date: August 28, 2017

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

Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

On September 1, 2017, 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 (NSLDSĀ®) and the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

NSLDS Message Classes

Two new NSLDS message classes will be added for schools to receive a new report in two different formats. These new message classes will be used for NSLDS enrollment reporting purposes and will be described in a forthcoming communication.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class   Description
ERSBFWOP   ER PROGRAM STATISTICS BACKUP FIXED WIDTH
ERSBCDOP   ER PROGRAM STATISTICS BACKUP COMMA DELIMITED

COD Message Classes

Eleven new message classes will be added for schools to receive new report formats for several new COD Reports. For more information on the COD System changes to School Reports, refer to the July 25, 2017 Electronic Announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class   Description

DLPD17OP   DL Pending Disbursement Listing Report
MPNSTAOP   MPN Status Report
THPE17OP   TEACH Pending Disbursement List Report
PGPE17OP   Pell Pending Disbursement List Report
PGVS17OP   Pell Verification Status Report
PGPO17OP   Pell POP Report
DLPD18OP   DL Pending Disbursement Listing Report
THPE18OP   TEACH Pending Disbursement List Report
PGPE18OP   Pell Pending Disbursement List Report
PGVS18OP   Pell Verification Status Report
PGPO18OP   Pell POP Report

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 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806), or by email at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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