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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