Full-time students are exempt from paying council tax. To count as full time your course must last at least a year and involve at least 21 hours of study per week.
If everyone in your property is a full-time student the whole household will be exempt.
If you are sharing with someone who is not a full-time student the household will not be exempt and any non-student would be liable. However, if only one of you isn't a full-time student that person would be counted as a 'single person occupant' and get a 25% reduction.
Full-time students include:
• Students enrolled on a full-time university course;
• Students doing a placement as part of a full-time course;
• Students enrolled on a full-time course who are doing resits on a part-time basis or without attendance, e.g. modular repeats or reassessments without attendance;
• Students who have suspended, but not ended, their studies e.g. taken a Leave of Absence.