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Summary: Active Confirmation Required By December 15, 2008 For TG Numbers and FAA Access to CPS Online Users

Publication Date: October 17, 2008

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

Summary: Active Confirmation Required By December 15, 2008 For TG Numbers and FAA Access to CPS Online Users


Posted on 10-17-2008


In an ongoing effort to ensure the security of Federal Student Aid’s data systems, we are implementing a process by which every organization enrolled in the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) must review its assigned TG numbers and FAA Access to CPS Online users. After conducting this review, each organization must provide active confirmation that staff with TG numbers, as well as those with access to the FAA Access to CPS Online Web site, still need that access.

On or around October 19, 2008 we will send two reports through the SAIG to assist you with this process. We will place a Destination Point Administrator (DPA) Roster in all "Primary" TG Number mailboxes. A Financial Aid Administrator (FAA) Roster will also be placed in the mailboxes of Primary TG Numbers of organizations who are enrolled for FAA Access to CPS Online. To determine your Primary TG Number, log in to the "Review Your Organization’s Mailboxes" feature on the SAIG Enrollment Web site (https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov).

Information is provided below regarding use of these two reports and how to validate or delete TG numbers and FAA Users. Organizations should complete this review and validation by December 15, 2008. Failure to complete this process may result in loss of access to Federal Student Aid data systems.

DPA Roster

The DPA Roster provides a list of employees that currently possess TG numbers. After reviewing the information on the DPA Roster, you need to log in to the SAIG Enrollment Web site (https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov) to either validate or delete the TG numbers assigned to your organization.

The DPA Roster will be placed in your Primary TG Number mailbox in the message class DPARSTRS. You can download the DPA Roster with EDconnect by making a request for all files or by requesting the DPARSTRS message class only. After you have downloaded the file, the DPA Roster will appear in the EDconnect Activity Log. To print the file directly from the Activity Log, double-click the file name in the File Name field. EDconnect will display the file in text format so that you can easily print it. You can also print the file using a text editor such as Notepad or Microsoft Word.

The DPA Roster contains the following information:

  • Customer Number: This number was created when the first TG number was assigned to your organization.

  • Organization Name: This is the name your organization provided when you enrolled with the SAIG.

  • Primary TG Number: This is the TG number that is responsible for adding and deleting TG numbers for your organization. It may or may not be the TG number that transmits data for your organization.

  • Destination Point Name: This is the name on file for your Primary TG Number.

  • Destination Point Administrator: This is the name of the employee who is on file as the owner of your Primary TG Number.

  • Secondary Destination Point Administrator: This is the name of the employee who is on file as the secondary owner of your Primary TG Number. Secondary DPAs are optional, so there may not be a Secondary DPA listed.

  • A list of all active TG numbers that we have on file for your organization along with the services on file for each TG number.

How to Validate or Delete Your TG Numbers

1) Go to the SAIG Enrollment Web site (https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov) and click the "Validate Your Organization’s Mailboxes" icon.

2) Enter the Primary TG Number for your organization. Click "Next."

3) Enter the authentication information of the Primary TG Number for your organization. Click "Next."

4) Click the TG number you want to review.

5) Review the services that are associated with the TG number that you want to validate. Click "Validate" or "Delete" and then click "OK." You will be returned to a list of the remaining TG numbers to be reviewed.

6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each remaining TG number. You must validate each TG number on file for your organization. Unused TG numbers must be deleted.


FAA Roster

The second report, the FAA Roster, lists the employees at your organization who are currently enrolled for access to FAA Access to CPS Online services. After reviewing the information on the FAA Roster, you need to log in to the SAIG Enrollment Web site (https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov) to either validate or delete the FAA Users at your organization.

The FAA Roster will be placed in mailboxes of Primary TG Numbers of organizations that send and receive Central Processing System (CPS) data, in the message class FAARSTRS. You can download the FAA Roster with EDconnect by making a request for all files or by requesting the FAARSTRS message class only. After you have downloaded the file, the FAA Roster will appear in the EDconnect Activity Log. To print the file directly from the Activity Log, double-click the file name in the File Name field. EDconnect will display the file in text format so that you can easily print it. You can also print the file using a text editor such as Notepad or Microsoft Word.

The FAA Roster contains the following information:

  • TG Number: The TG number that is enrolled to send and receive CPS data at your organization.

  • Destination Point Name: The name of the organization that is enrolled to send and receive CPS data.

  • Destination Point Administrator: This is the name of the employee who is on file as the owner of your Primary TG Number.

  • Secondary Destination Point Administrator: This is the name of the employee who is on file as the secondary owner of your Primary TG Number. Secondary DPAs are optional, so there may not be a Secondary DPA listed.

  • A list of all active FAA Users on file for your organization. These are employees at your organization who are currently enrolled for FAA Access to CPS Online services. The owner of the TG number (the DPA) will not be listed as an FAA User. Your organization may not have any FAA Users listed because only the DPA at your organization is currently enrolled for FAA Access to CPS Online services.

  • The online service(s) for which each FAA User is currently enrolled.

How to Validate or Delete Your FAA Users

1) Go to the SAIG Enrollment Web site (https://fsawebenroll.ed.gov) and click the "Enroll FAA Users for Online Services" icon.

2) Enter the TG number that is currently enrolled to send and receive CPS data for your organization. Click "Next."

3) Enter the authentication information for the TG number. Click "Next."

4) Select "Validate Existing FAA Users" from the menu. The FAA User page displays the employees at your organization who are currently enrolled for online access.

5) Click the name of the FAA User you want to review.

6) Click either "Validate" or "Delete" and then click "OK." You will be returned to the list of remaining FAA Users to be reviewed.

7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each remaining FAA User. You must validate each FAA User on file for your organization. FAA Users who no longer need online access must be deleted.


If You Have Questions

Thank you for taking the time to ensure the security of Federal Student Aid data systems. If you have questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 10/16/2008