You are now able to request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate (CTEC) online. The certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account. This will be valid for the current academic session only.

Please note, Council Tax Exemption Certificates (CTEC) will only be available from the first teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates of your programme. A button to request a CTEC will be made available via your Student Record during your first week of term, if the button does not appear and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team via Requests may take up to 2 working days to process.


To qualify for exemption as a student, the legislation requires that individuals must be undertaking a full-time programme.  This is briefly defined as:

  • A programme which lasts for at least one academic or calendar year, on which students are normally required to undertake periods of study for at least 24 weeks in each academic year or calendar year.
  • A programme that also requires a period of study, tuition or work experience amounting to an average of at least 21 hours a week in each academic or calendar year.

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 administration 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 SIC Student Information Desk