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Summary: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Publication Date: June 26, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted on 06-26-2008

On June 30, 2008, Federal Student Aid 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 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.

Message Class

Federal Student Aid will add the non-cyclical Conditional Disability Discharge Tracking System (CDDTS) message class GACDDTOP to the message class table. Federal Student Aid will use this message class to deliver to each Guaranty Agency (GA) a monthly report listing CDDTS assignment rejections and acceptances. The message class is as follows:

Message Class Description
GACDDTOP GA Accept/Reject from CDDTS

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, 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 7.2), 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 e-mail at

Last Modified: 06/25/2008