Help for students

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Can you get Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit if you are a student?

Council Tax

Many students are exempt from paying Council Tax. 

If you live in a hall of residence you will be automatically exempt. 

Students living in other types of accommodation may need to claim an exemption or discount. 

Find out more about money off Council Tax for students.


In the majority of cases the government expects students to use their own money, like their student loan, to pay their rent.  

If you pay rent you may want to visit our page on Housing Benefit for students to see if you are entitled to any help.

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