Full time students, student nurses and foreign language assistants can claim a reduction of up to 100% on their Council Tax bill providing one of the criteria below are met.

Students in full time education: Enrolled on a course which lasts for a minimum 24 weeks and 21 hours per week. 
Students under the age of 20: Study in excess of 12 hours per week and run for more than 3 months. 
Foreign language assistants: Registered with the British Council. 

  • If every member of the household meets one of these criteria then a 100% exemption can be awarded. 
  • If one member of the household does not meet one of the criteria then a 25% discount can be awarded. 
  • If two or more members of the household do not meet one of the criteria then no student discount is available. 

You can apply for your discount or exemption online using the form below. Enter your details and we’ll do the rest. 

Please note: You must provide your student certificate as evidence of your student status by sending it to Sandwell Council (Council Tax), PO Box 10597, Nottingham, NG6 6DQ within 21 days of submitting this form. If you fail to provide your student certificate no discount/exemption will be awarded

Apply for a student discount or exemption