You are exempt from paying council tax if you are studying on a full-time programme.
To apply for exemption, you will need to request a Confirmation of Student Registration Certificate. You can do this through the student homepage – follow the instructions below.
• Log in to your student record
• Click on ‘view record’
• Click the orange ‘Click here for CSRC’ button
Once you have followed these steps a certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account. This certificate will act as proof of your enrolment on your course and can be submitted to your Local Authority for Council Tax exemption.
Certificates are valid for one academic year only and you must reapply at the start of each term.
Please note, certificates will only be available from the first teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates of your programme.
Council Tax exemption FAQs
Who qualifies for Council Tax exemption?
Students on a course that is not deemed full-time by Edge Hill will not receive a certificate from us. This includes part-time, Fastrack and those on short courses under 24 weeks per year.
How can I get a Confirmation of Student Registration Certificate (CSRC) for council tax purposes?
NB Once downloaded it will be sent to the students Edge Hill Email account within 48 hours.
How long is the certificate valid for?
Council tax exemption lasts from the first day of the course until the official end date of the course (not the graduation date). This includes holiday periods until the final year of the course.
I started my course in January / March and my certificate only runs until the end of July. Why does it not cover the whole of my year of study?
I am an international student. Am I exempt?
I have a placement as part of my course. Am I still classed as a full-time student during this period?
I am repeating the year but on a part time basis (Transfer to Part Time), am I still eligible?
If you have been granted a repeat year and will be undertaking the same course full time in the next academic year you will remain exempt during the summer.
I have withdrawn from my studies part way through the academic year. Would I still be eligible for the full year?
I am an apprentice working towards a qualification. Am I entitled to a certificate?
I have completed my undergraduate degree and am going on to do a postgraduate course in September. Am I eligible to council tax exemption throughout the summer?
I have completed my final year but have an outstanding placement or modules to complete - am I entitled to a certificate?
However, if students only have modules to complete and the resit period comes after the final term, then students are not exempt beyond the last day of your course. This means you will be liable for Council Tax over the summer vacation and covering the resit period.
Are PHD/GTA students eligible for a council tax certificate?
Obtaining a certificate for previous years
If you require a retrospective certificate for previous years of study or after the programmes finishes you must pay a £10.00 admin fee:
• Pay for retrospective or duplicate certificates through the University Online Store
• Pay at the Finance Office and present the receipt together with the request to the Student Administration Helpdesk
If you cannot see the orange button on your record and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team via [email protected]. Requests may take up to 2 working days to process.