Student Council Tax discount or exemption
Who can get a student discount or exemption
You can get a reduction in your Council Tax if 1 or more of the people living in the property are full-time students.
If all the adults living in the property are full-time students, you can get a full exemption
If 1 of the adults living in the property is not a full-time student, then you could get a discount of up to 25% and the non-student would need to pay the rest of the bill.
If more than 1 of the adults living in the property are non-students, you would not get a reduction and the full charge would need to be paid by the non-students.
To get the student discount, your course must:
- last at least 1 year
- involve at least 21 hours study per week.
If you study for a qualification up to A level and you’re under 20, your course must:
- last at least 3 months
- involve at least 12 hours study per week.
Evening classes or courses taken as part of your job, such as day release, are not included.
What you need to apply
You will need a MyAccount with the added Council Tax service.
You need to upload a Council Tax student certificate for each student living in the property. You can get these from your place of education.
Apply for a student discount or exemption
The form will take about 10 minutes to complete.
You will be able to save and resume the form later if you need to.
It can take up to 7 days before you get a response from us.
Get help with your application
To get help with discounts or exemptions, make a general enquiry or call 020 8359 2000
If we have asked you to upload documents to support a claim, you can provide evidence to support a claim using our form.