Student discount or exemption for Council Tax
If you’re a full-time student, you may be eligible for a discount or exemption on your Council Tax bill.
Who it's for
A student discount or exemption applies to:
- anyone registered on a full-time course who studies for at least 21 hours a week and where their course lasts for at least 24 weeks each academic year
- anyone under the age of 20 taking a course which has tuition or supervised study for at least 12 hours a week and where the course lasts for at least 3 months
Student nurses have separate eligibility. For details, see other discounts (discount and exemptions for occupied properties).
Apply for a student discount
Complete the student discount form:
For households where everyone is a full-time student, complete the exemption form:
For both forms, you will need to provide:
- your Council Tax account number
- the student certificate
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We can process your application from 14 days before the start of the course date.
Changes that may affect your entitlement
You must tell us within 21 days of any circumstances that may affect your entitlement. For example:
- leaving your course
- changing your address
If you are approved for a student discount or exemption, you will receive a new Council Tax bill within 14 days of completing the application.