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(General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted Date:August 13, 2010

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On August 13, 2010, 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 the following new message classes for use when the Nelnet Total and Permanent Disability Servicer begins receiving and processing total and permanent disability discharge assignments and referrals on behalf of the Department of Education (the Department). As explained in an August 13, 2010 Electronic Announcement on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, Nelnet will begin total and permanent disability discharge processing on October 1, 2010. Guaranty agencies and the Department’s federal loan servicers will use new message classes to exchange total and permanent disability discharge data with the new servicer.

Note: For complete information about the Department’s transition to its new total and permanent disability discharge servicer, refer to the August 13th Electronic Announcement.

Nelnet Total and Permanent Disability Servicer Message Classes (for submissions beginning October 1, 2010)

We will add new non-cyclical message classes for the Nelnet Total and Permanent Disability Servicer to the message class table. The message classes are as follows:

Message ClassDescription

S2SACSIN

S2S Xfer TPD from ACS/CDDTS

S2SDMCIN

S2S Xfer TPD from DMCS

ASGTPDIN

Assignment for TPD

FAHNSLIN

FAH from NSLDS

TSTACSIN

TEST Xfer TPD frm ACS/CDDTS

TSTDMCIN

TEST Xfer TPD from DMCS

TSTTPDIN

TEST Assignment for TPD

TSTFAHIN

TEST FAH from NSLDS

ASGERROP

GA file level error report

ASGSTAOP

GA record level status rpt

TSTERROP

Test file level error rpt

TSTSTAOP

Test record level status rpt

Update, Import, and Installation Information

The message class table update will be transparent to users except for an Import dialog box, which will appear on a user’s screen and display the progress 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 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.

Last Modified: 08/12/2010