Council Tax exemption

Council Tax is charged by Local Authorities, and reinvested in public services. Local authorities offer allowances to certain groups, however, which can discount these charges, or remove them entirely. Full time students are typically exempt from liability for Council Tax.

To be eligible for an exemption from Council Tax liabilities, you need to make sure that:

  • You're fully enrolled, on a full-time course of study.
  • You're currently resident in the property on which you're looking to secure exemption.
  • This property is listed as your current Term Time or Permanent Residential address (these details can be amended through your NOW account).

If you satisfy these criteria, you can apply for an exemption / reduction in Council Tax liabilities. Please note, however, that these are issued at the discretion of the Local Authority: NTU cannot in any way influence their final decision, and can only provide confirmation of your course title, mode of study, and pertaining dates of attendance.

I am a fully enrolled, full-time student, and live locally

The majority of our students reside within Greater Nottingham and its surrounding boroughs, specifically:

If you're currently living in one of these Local Authorities, all you need to do to confirm your Student Status is complete and submit our Online Exemption Form.

If your Local Authority is either Derby City Council or Mansfield District Council, please print off the Online Exemption Form, complete it, and post it directly to them.

I am a fully enrolled, full-time student, and live outside of the Local Authorities listed above

You might be undertaking a placement year in another part of the country; alternatively, you might be commuting to NTU from a nearby (but unlisted) county, such as Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Lincolnshire. You might be a parent or guardian, resident outside of the listed Local Authorities, wanting to claim a discount on behalf of your son or daughter. In these situations, we can provide you with a Confirmation Letter. Please consult our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for further guidance.

For further information about Council Tax, please visit DirectGov - Life at University page.