See if you could pay less Council Tax

  1. See if you could pay less Council Tax
  2. Who is counted as an adult for Council Tax
  3. Discounts and exemptions for full time students (You are here)
  4. Second homes and empty properties
  5. Get help to pay

Discounts and exemptions for full time students

Households where everyone’s a full-time student don’t have to pay Council Tax. If you do get a bill, you can apply for a discount or exemption.

To count as a full-time student, your course must:

  • Last at least one year
  • Involve at least 21 hours study per week

If you’re under age 20 and studying for a qualification up to A-level, your course must:

  • Last at least three months
  • Involve at least 12 hours study per week

You will get a Council Tax bill if there’s an adult in your household who’s not a full-time student. Your household might still qualify for a discount in this case.

Apply for a student discount or exemption

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