Full time student
If you or another adult member of your household are classed as a student, you may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes for the duration of your course.
To qualify as a full-time student, you must be:
- Studying a full time or qualifying course of education at university, polytechnic or college. It must last for at least one academic year. It must involve at least 21 hours study per week during term time, for at least 24 weeks per year.
To qualify as a student under 20, you must be:
- Under the age of 20 and
- studying for more than 3 months for at least 12 hours per week. Includes anything up to A level, ONC or OND standard. Correspondence courses, evening classes, day release, or courses taken due to your job aren’t included.
Please note, if this criterion is met, the disregard will remain applicable until 1st November of the year you end the course, providing the course ends between 30 April to 1 November.
To be qualify as an EU Student, you must be:
- A Foreign Language Assistant, as long as you are registered with the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges.
- Living in England and Wales as your main residence and taking a full time course of education with an educational establishment situated in a Member State of the European Union.
If the only adult resident in the property is classed as a student, based on the criteria above, they may be entitled to a Class N exemption.
Full Time Student Discount application - Printable version
Under 20 Student Discount application- Printable version
EU Student Discount application- Printable version
You will be required to provide a certificate from your school or college for your application to be considered.
To qualify as a student nurse, you must be:
- Attending a course that will lead to first registration on the Register maintained under section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.
- Studying at a college of nursing and midwifery or a college of health
Youth Trainees and school leavers
If a member of your household is classed as a Youth Trainee or a school leaver, you may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes for the duration of your course
To qualify as a Youth Trainee, you must:
- Be aged under 25
- Have an individual training plan funded by the Skills Funding Agency or the Young People’s Learning Agency
You will need to provide evidence from your training provider showing you qualify as a Youth Trainee
To qualify as a school leaver, you must be:
- 18 years old and have just left school or college, and someone is receiving Child Benefit for them
You will need to provide evidence of child benefit
To apply for either of the above disregards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org