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Cook County Student Loan Assistance

Cook County has announced a partnership with the Joyce Foundation and Summer to provide advice and support for student loan borrowers across Cook County.

Summer's team of student loan experts helps student loan borrowers navigate and reduce their debt.

Cook County residents can now access Summer’s digital platform and advisory services free of charge. Borrowers can use Summer's platform to find, compare, and enroll in loan assistance and forgiveness programs. Participants will receive customized loan savings recommendations and enrollment assistance.

All Cook County residents with student loan debt are eligible to enroll, though residents financially impacted by COVID-19 are especially encouraged to enroll. To date, Illinois residents who have enrolled with Summer so far have saved on average $154 monthly and $46,890 on the lifetime of their loan.

There are no income eligibility requirements to partake in this program. Borrowers who were unable to graduate but still hold student loan debt are also welcome to participate.

To learn more and enroll, visit


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