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Financial Assistance

Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center students may obtain financial assistance through REEF Scholarships and GI Bill® benefits. 

Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships

Follow your passion and REEF may help you pay for it! The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) awards scholarships to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities both within and outside Illinois, candidates of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute of Illinois and those furthering their knowledge in association management and leadership. 

Learn more and apply at

GI Bill® Benefits

Veterans who want to start a career in real estate can apply to use GI Bill® benefits for reimbursement for live pre-license courses taken through real estate schools licensed by Illinois REALTORS®. We are the only Illinois real estate school authorized to provide training under the GI Bill®.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Learn more about VA education benefits at

  • How GI Bill® Benefits work

    The GI Bill® benefits will only apply to LIVE Pre-License classes. (excludes on-line, webinar or home study courses) Member associations and education partners who conduct live classes with Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center may participate.

    Under the guidelines, a qualified veteran pays all course costs upfront to the branch providing the live training. The branch partner sends the Request for Veterans Benefits form to, which applies to the government for the reimbursement. Please note, it is up to the Department of Veterans Affairs whether or not the Veteran qualifies for the GI Bill® benefit.

    • Who’s eligible: Anyone who started their coursework after July 1, 2014. Those participating must meet guidelines for the GI Bill®. (Participants can call  (888) 442-4551 to learn if they qualify.)
    • Who can provide training? Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center has nearly 50 branches statewide, see our current Pre-License Class Calendar. Call us at (217) 529-2600 or email one of our education specialists at

    For real estate branches:
    If you have an applicant seeking real estate training through the GI Bill®, download and complete this form and email it to Illinois REALTORS® will apply for the reimbursement and if the veteran is eligible, he or she will receive the reimbursement through the training center. Branches with questions about the program can call the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center at (217) 529-2600 or email us at