Student discount or exemption

If you’re a full-time student, you may be eligible for a discount on your council tax bill.

Who is eligible?

A student discount or exemption applies to anyone who is registered on a full-time course.  Students are required to study for at least 21 hours a week and the course duration is for at least 24 weeks in each academic year.

A student discount or exemption also applies to anyone under the age of 20 taking a course which requires tuition or supervised study for at least 12 hours a week and the course is for at least 3 months.

Student nurses have separate eligibility. For details, please see information on discount and exemptions for occupied properties under reduce your council tax bill. 

How to apply

Complete the student discount form, or if all the residents in the property are students, complete the exemption for property with all students form.

You will need to provide:

  • your council tax account number
  • the student certificate (which must be uploaded)

Student discount form on My Account

Exemption for property with all students form on My Account

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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

Our Commitment

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.

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