You are not counted for Council Tax if you are a full time student. Depending on who else lives with you, you may get a discount or exemption on your bill.
An exemption will be awarded if:
You may be awarded a 25% discount if other adults live with a full time student and only one person is counted for Council Tax.
Student in Higher Education
To qualify as a full time student in higher education the student must be:
Each student must complete the student in higher education application form . Unless you attend Sunderland University you will also need to provide a college or university student certificate.
Student in Further Education
To qualify as a full time student in further education you must be:
Each student must complete the student in further education application form .
Return your completed form and certificate by:
After you have applied you must continue to pay the amount shown on your Council Tax bill until you hear from us.
You may also not be counted for council tax if you are:
Unoccupied property left empty by a full time student
If you are a full time student living away and you have left your sole or main home unoccupied, your home may be exempt from Council Tax if all of the following circumstances are met:
This exemption continues as long as you remain a full time student and your home remains unoccupied. If someone else moves in to your home who is not a full time student, you would not qualify for the exemption once they moved out.
You will need to tell us:
To apply for these reductions please supply the details required by: