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Full Time Students

Important declaration

The information you provide must be accurate and true.  To give false information may result in prosecution.

In submitting this form you authorise us to make any enquiries necessary to verify the information given. 

Please make sure you complete all relevant fields otherwise your application may be delayed. 

You must tell us when and if anything changes.  Failure to do so, within 21 days, may result in a £70.00 penalty

The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.  It may also share this information with other agencies and organisations solely for these purposes.

Council Tax student discount application form

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What you need to know...

You are classed as a full-time student for Council Tax purposes if:

  • you are 18 or over and at college, university or similar
  • your course lasts at least 24 weeks in the year, and
  • it involves at least 21 hours of study a week.
  • you are also classed as a full-time student if you are 18 or 19 and on a non-advanced course like A-levels that lasts at least three months and involves at least 12 hours of study a week.

Please note:

  • Your college or university must be in the UK or the European Union, you don't have to attend; you can be engaged in Distance Learning as long as you meet the other student criteria.
  • You must live in the UK.

You may be able to get a Council Tax discount or exemption if you are a full-time student. 

  • If everyone at the property is a student, the property is exempt. This means there is nothing to pay, but you must still apply.  
  • If one household member (over 18) isn't a student, the property can't be exempt. The non-student is responsible for the bill.
  • If two or more household members (over 18) aren't students there is no exemption, but there may be a reduction depending on their circumstances.

Please note: If there is more than one student in the property each one will need to complete a separate form. 

Evidence

You will need to upload proof that you are a student when you submit this form. Your place of study will provide this for you.  

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form within the authority for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies administering public funds solely for these purposes.