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Student discounts and exemptions

If you are a student living on the Isle of Wight, you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount or exemption.

To get a discount as a full-time student, your course must:
  • follow the academic year or last at least 24 weeks
  • include at least 21 hours of study a week.
If you’re under 20 years old and doing your A levels or other further education, your course must:
  • last at least 12 weeks
  • include at least 12 hours of study a week.

Who is eligible

You can get a discount or exemption if:

  • everyone living in the property is a full-time student
  • some people are full-time students.

If everyone living in the house is a student, you can apply for an exemption.

If there are other adults living in the house that are not students, you can apply for a disregard.

Contact information

Revenues

Isle of Wight Council Revenues Services
PO Box 238
Newport
PO30 9FP

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm