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(General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted Date:March 19, 2009

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On March 26, 2009, 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 message classes for the Central Processing System (CPS), the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, and the Direct Loan Servicing System (DLSS).

CPS Message Class

We will add the 2009-2010 CPS message class IATX10OP to the message class table. A school will use this new message class to accommodate files it generates when using the export feature of the ISIR Analysis Tool available through FAA Access to CPS Online.

The message class is as follows:

Message ClassDescription

IATX10OP IA Tool SSN List Export

COD System Message Classes

We will add COD System 2009-2010 Rollover Message Classes to the message class table. These message classes are the standard COD System message classes rolled over from the previous award year to the 2009-2010 Award Year. The COD System message classes are fully outlined in Volume II, Section 2 and Volume III, Section 2 of the 2009-2010 COD Technical Reference.

We will add three new 2009-2010 message classes for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program to the message class table. These new message classes are fully outlined in Volume II, Section 2 of the 2009-2010 COD Technical Reference and will be in use after the March 27-28, 2009 implementation of COD System functionality for the 2009-2010 Award Year.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class Description

ATSDISOP ATS Discharge Report
CRAC10OP TEACH Entrance Counseling
THRB10OP TEACH Rebuild File

DLSS Message Classes

We will add new non-cyclical message classes for Direct Loan Servicing TEACH Grant Exit Counseling results to the message class table.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class Description

THCMEXOP TEACH Exit Counsel CSV Format
THFFEXOP TEACH Exit Counsel Plain Text
THFMEXOP TEACH Exit Counsel HTML

Update, Import, and Installation Information

The message class t, and Installation Information

The message class table update will be transparent to users except for an Import dprogress 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) Web site 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 (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 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.

Last Modified: 03/18/2009