Posted Date: September 17, 2012

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

Subject: SAIG Upgrade - Release of EDconnect 8.2 to Replace EDconnect 8.1

We are pleased to announce the availability of EDconnect 8.2 on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSADownload) Web site. While EDconnect 8.2 replaces EDconnect 8.1, upgrading to this new software version is optional. However, it is highly recommended that users upgrade to address the issues identified below.

The following software corrections have been implemented with EDconnect 8.2:

  • Improved error logs to include more detailed information, to assist with the identification and resolution of issues.

  • Extended authentication timeout period to eliminate invalid timeout errors.

  • Updates for Department of Education users who need to install and use the software.

  • The connection type for the FSA Administration Group now defaults to “Production”.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this information, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at


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