Oldham Student Tax Council Tax Discount

Oldham Council



In Council Tax law, ‘student’ means ‘full-time student’. You must be enrolled with a ‘prescribed educational establishment’ and your course must be one of the following:

•A course which lasts at least one academic or calendar year and which requires you to undertake at least 21 hours per week of study, tuition or work experience, or

•A course which is not higher education, which lasts for more than 3 calendar months and requires you to undertake more than 12 hours of study. (you must be under 20 if on this type of course)


Available In
  • Oldham
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

You will be required to upload a copy of the student certificate from the college/university to complete this form.

If only students live at the address, you may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all).

If there is one student living at the address with another person who is not a student, a 25% discount may be awarded.

If there are two people who are not students living at the address, no discount can be granted at all.

Apprentices may be disregarded if they are employed to learn a job and, as part of that learning, they are undertaking training leading to a qualification recognised by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications.

They must be paid no more than £195 per week. 

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