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We are carrying out a review of Council Tax discounts currently in place across Stevenage. If you've received a request for information about your student exemption please complete our review form using the link below.

A student certificate for each academic year must be uploaded in respect of each student.

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For the purpose of a Council Tax discount / exemption a student is defined as a person who is undertaking a:

Full-time course of education:

  • that continues for at least one academic year
  • requires attendance for at least 24 weeks in each year; and
  • requires study, tuition or work experience for an average of 21 hours per week.

Or a qualifying course of education:

  • Person must be aged under 20 years.
  • The course must continue for at least 3 calendar months.
  • Exceeds 12 hours per week on relevant activities.
  • Does not include evening classes or correspondence courses.