Publication Date: April 4, 2007
Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update
Posted on 04-04-2007
On April 6, 2007, Federal Student Aid will send the message class "MESSAGTB" via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) to all user mailboxes. EDconnect will automatically request, download, and import this new message class table with your 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.
The new message class table will add message classes for the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, Debt Collection Service (DCS), and Direct Loan Servicing.
COD Message Classes
The new message class table will reflect the standard COD System messages classes rolled over from 2006-2007. These messages classes are fully outlined in Volume II, Section 2 and Volume III, Section 2 of the 2007-2008 COD Technical Reference on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov.
Note: As explained in an Electronic Announcement posted on December 11, 2006, all 2006-2007 Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) report message classes will be used beginning with the implementation of the COD System for the 2007-2008 Award Year. This implementation is planned for April 13-14, 2007.
DCS Message Classes
The new message class table will add three new message classes for the DCS National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) process that will be used by Guarantee Agencies (GAs) to exchange data with Borrower Services. These message classes are as follows:
Direct Loan Servicing Message Classes
The new message class table will add the 2007-2008 Direct Loan Servicing Delinquency Borrower reports, plus the Entrance and Exit Counseling results message classes. These message classes are as follows:
Update, Import, and Installation Information
The message class table update will be transparent to you except for an Import dialog box, which will appear on your screen and display the progress of the import as the file is importing.
The new message class table file is also available on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov, in the "Software and Associated Documents" section.
Using Multiple Networked PCs
If you have performed a network installation of EDconnect, the new message class table will import into the EDconnect database on your 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 you are using the current version of EDconnect (version 7.1), the message class table will automatically download and update EDconnect on each PC that initiates a transmission.
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.