Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

On September 6, 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 Central Processing System (CPS) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®).

CPS Message Classes

We will add the 2020–21 CPS message classes to the message class table. These message classes are the standard CPS message classes rolled over from the previous cycle to the 2020–21 cycle and are fully outlined in the complete version of the 2020–2021 Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) Technical Reference.

Note: The CPS 2020–21 message classes are being added early for application system testing only. If you use these message classes to send records prior to October 1, 2019, the records will not be processed.

NSLDS Message Classes

Nine new NSLDS message classes will be added for schools and other partners to receive new reports. These new reports will be implemented at a later time and more information will be provided in forthcoming communications. The message classes are as follows:

Message Class Description
ACSDALOP ACSD AdHoc Data Provider Loan Level
OLCIPFOP Old CIP code Report- FW
OLCIPCOP Old CIP code Report- CSV
DLCIPFOP Deleted CIP code Report- FW
DLCIPCOP Deleted CIP code Report- CSV
ERHISFOP Enrollment History (Campus and Program)- FW
ERHISCOP Enrollment History (Campus and Program)- CSV
DERPFWOP Death Loan Status Report- FW
DERPCDOP Death Loan Status Report- CSV

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 or by email at


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