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(General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted Date:April 12, 2013

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On April 21, 2013, we will send the message class table "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 Class

We will add a new message class for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

NSLDS Message Class

We will add a new non-cyclical message class for the NSLDS to the message class table. Institutions will use this new message class to locate the Median Borrowing Backup Detail Report, which is expected to be available for request on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site in early May 2013. This new NSLDS report will provide institutions with the data that was included in the calculation of their Median Borrowing as reported as part of the College Scorecard metrics. We will post an Electronic Announcement about the availability of the Median Borrowing Backup Detail Report to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site as soon as the report is available.

For more information about the College Scorecard initiative, refer to the 2012 Federal Student Aid Conference Session #2 (). The College Scorecard is available at

The message class is as follows:

Message Class Description
SCMBDROP Median Borrowing Backup Detail Report

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, 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: 04/11/2013