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Council Tax discounts for students

Council Tax discounts for students

Qualifying for a Council Tax student discount

You may qualify for a discount on your Council Tax bill, if you and / or the other people in your property are students over the age of 18. You will need to meet certain criteria to qualify.    

You qualify for a student discount if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are studying on a full time course with a university or college for at least one academic year. The course must consist of at least 21 hours attendance per week for at least 24 weeks in the year of study, tuition or work experience
  • You are under 20 years old and studying on a course of further education for at least 3 months. The course must consist of at least 12 hours per week of study, tuition or work experience. The course must not be undertaken by correspondence, or in consequence of the person’s job nor must it be a course of high education
  • You are a foreign language assistant, registered with the British Council, for the period employed in the UK by an educational establishment
            

You will not qualify for a student discount if there are 2 or more adults living in the property who are not students.

Apply for a Council Tax student discount

Apply for a Council Tax student discount online.

You will need to provide the following so that we can verify your application: 

  • Your valid Student ID Number (if you attend Reading University) or
  • Your student certificate from your university or college. The certificate should include your name, address, the name of the college or university, the name of the course and duration of the course 

What happens next 

If you qualify for student discount we will send you a bill with the discount applied and your instalments will be adjusted accordingly.

If you do not qualify for student discount we will send you a letter explaining the reason your application has been declined.

Tell us if your circumstances change

If you end your course earlier than planned due to a change of circumstances you must tell us. Complete our contact us online form to notify us if your situation changes.

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