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(General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted Date:May 28, 2015

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

Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update

On June 5, 2015, 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 seven new message classes for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

NSLDS Message Classes

The following message classes will be used by NSLDS to send scheduled and ad-hoc reports. More information about the use of these message classes, including when a school may begin to receive them, will be provided in forthcoming communications posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class



Date Entered Repayment Rpt Fixed Width


Date Entered Repayment Rpt Comma Delimited


36 Month Repayment Loan Detail Comma Delimit


Borrower Default Summary Rpt Fixed Width


Borrower Default Summary Rpt Comma Delimited


Date Entered Repayment Report


Borrower Default Summary 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: 05/27/2015