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(General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

Posted Date:December 5, 2017

Author: Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update

On December 8, 2017, we will send the new 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 new message classes for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) and the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

NSLDS Message Classes

Three new NSLDS message classes will be added for schools to receive new reports. These new reports will be implemented in 2018 and further details will be provided in forthcoming communications.

The message classes are as follows:

Message Class



School COA for CDR Report Fixed Width


School COA for CDR Report Comma Delimited


Scorecard Data Backup Detail Fixed Width

COD System Message Classes

We will add COD System 2018–19 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 2018–19 Award Year.

Rollover COD System message classes are fully outlined in Volume II, Section 2 of the 2018-2019 COD Technical Reference and will be in use after the March 2018 implementation of COD System functionality for the 2018–19 Award Year.

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) website 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 1-800-330-5947 (TDD/TTY 1-800-511-5806), or by email at

Last Modified: 12/04/2017