Posted Date: August 31, 2018

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

On September 7, 2018, 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 four new message classes for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®). These message classes will be added to support future reporting of data and will be described in forthcoming communications:

Message Class

Description

ERAPFWOP

ER Active Programs Fixed Width

ERGPFWOP

ER Graduated Programs Fixed Width

AOCOFWOP

Aid Overpayment Compliance Rpt Fixed Width

AOCOCDOP

Aid Overpayment Compliance Rpt Comma Delimit

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 CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

   

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