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Council tax reductions for students

Your council tax may be reduced if you are a full-time student.

The following discounts are available:

  • 25% discount if all but one of the adults living at the property are students
  • 100% exemption if the property is occupied solely by students


You may get a discount if one of the following applies:

  • you are studying a specified course of education for 21 hours  a week over 24 weeks in each academic year
  • you are under 20 and studying for A levels, Highers, HNDs, HNCs and Level 4 SVQs for at least 12 hours a week over three months

We'll also treat you as a student if you're registered with the British Council as a foreign language assistant and work in a school or other educational establishment.

Apply for a discount

You will need to provide information on:

  • your identity
  • your education or course
  • the property you live in
  • anyone else living in your household

You can also call 030 33 33 3005 or visit one of our customer service centres .

What happens next

We aim to deal with applications within 14 days of receiving all of the relevant information. Your account will be updated as soon as a decision is made.

Changes in your circumstances

You should always let us know if your circumstances change for any reason.

Page last updated: 30/12/2019
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