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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Tracewell

Oregon Promise Updates for 2019-20

Oregon Promise awarding has begun for new applicants who will begin college in Fall 2019. There is a tentative Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 18,000 for new applicants (graduating class of 2019). Please visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details or read the Awarding Update Fact Sheets:

OSAC began sending award notification emails to Oregon Promise applicants April 12, 2019.

Tips for students:

How can students check their Oregon Promise status? What if they are not receiving emails from OSAC?

1. Students can always log in to the OSAC Student Portal to view their Oregon Promise status. In the Portal, they can click “Messages” to view all email communication from OSAC.

2. Students should check their Spam/Junk box in their email account on a regular basis.

3. Students should add OSAC email addresses as contacts, so they don’t go to Spam/Junk. Add these emails:;; and Learn how to add contacts in Gmail.

What is my Expected Family Contribution?

Your EFC is a number that is calculated according to financial and other information that your family submits on the FAFSA or ORSAA. You can find your EFC in your FAFSA or ORSAA account:

If you have not filed the 2019-20 FAFSA or ORSAA yet, submit it now! Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of financial aid you will receive. Learn more about the Expected Family Contribution calculation.

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