As we have informed Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) users in multiple electronic announcements, upgraded software for the transfer of Federal Tax Information (FTI) will be required for the 2024-2025 award year and beyond. New versions of EDconnect 8.6.0 and TDClient are now available on the Software and other tools page of the Knowledge Center website, along with an accompanying user guide with installation instructions. In addition, we provide updated user documentation for use with the new FTI-TDCommunity Manager (FTI-TDCM).
The upgraded SAIG software must be installed to receive 2024–25 Institutional student information records (ISIRs) in a new FTI-SAIG mailbox. The FTI-SAIG will be a new instance of the SAIG – a separate system from the existing SAIG – and will include updated security protocols and enhanced features to ensure the protection of FTI data during transmission. The FTI-SAIG is designed to exclusively handle the transfer of ISIR data with FTI, while the existing SAIG will remain the preferred platform for handling all other types of batch data.