Apply for a student reduction in Council Tax

Students who qualify for a student discount

  • If everyone in the household is a full-time student, you will not have to pay Council Tax. You will need to register your student details so we can check you don’t need to pay

  • If one person in the household is not a full-time student, they would be solely responsible for paying the Council Tax. They could be eligible for a 25% student discount if everyone else is a full-time student

  • If there are two or more people who aren't full time students, they would be responsible for the full Council Tax

  • Your discount/exemption will be awarded in line with the course dates provided by your place of study.  You will still be liable to pay Council Tax for periods which fall outside of these dates.

  • Full-time students living in halls of residence do not have to pay Council Tax and do not need to register with us

What counts as a full-time student?

Students must be on a full-time course. Your course must last at least 1 calendar or academic year, with at least 21 hours of study per week, 24 weeks per year.

If you’re under 20 years old and completing your A-levels, your course must, last at least 3 months with at least 12 hours of study per week.

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If you're already registered for Council Tax

You will need

For everyone living in the property, including people who aren't full time students, you will need to know

  • full names
  • names of the universities, colleges or schools
  • student registration numbers or certificates
  • dates of birth

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No longer a full-time student?

If you are already receiving a student discount or exemption but you have withdrawn or been dismissed from your course, you will need to start paying Council Tax.