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Free support services for K-12 students and adult learners from Cook County Higher Education

Sep 06, 2023 09:09AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Kenny Eliason 

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow Boreal Community Media - September 6, 2023


Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 30, 2022, but was recently updated to reflect any changes in services. 


Did you know Cook County's very own Higher Education Offices offers a wide variety of FREE services for student and adult learners? They even have a dedicated student support specialist who can help you navigate through different options. 

Additionally, Cook County K-12 and adult learners can take advantage of up to 10 free tutoring sessions per semester, and apply for a variety of scholarships for tuition, textbooks, and training. 

Finally, Cook County Higher Education offers refurbished laptops at a reduced cost. You can learn more about this program here. 

To make an appointment with the Student Support Specialist and learn more about ways Cook County Higher Education can support your needs, visit: https://mycche.org/make-appointment/

CCHE provides assistance in the following areas:
  • Financial Aid: Grants – Scholarships – Loans – FAFSA
  • Researching courses and programs for availability and costs
  • Researching online vs. in-person options
  • Proctored exams: scheduling and questions
  • Proof-reading, editing, and formatting essays/papers
  • Finding and applying to colleges or trades schools
  • Help working with your school on concerns, questions, and scheduling
  • Choosing a major
  • Navigating online courses
  • Transcripts
  • Placement tests
  • Homeschool support
  • Computer / technical support


Free recorded Cook County Higher Education past events: 
Computer Security Tips and Tricks
Google Sheets
Google Forms
Google Photos
Google Docs
Google Email (Gmail) & Google Calendar
Intro to Excel
Intro to QuickBooks
Excel Functions
Basics of PowerPoint
Suicide Prevention
Harnessing Your Self-Chatter/Inner Voice


For more info, visit www.mycche.org | 218-387-3411 | [email protected]


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