Student Advice Service – Money Matters

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Student Advice is supporting National Apprenticeship Week

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd – 9th February), we want to make our apprentice students aware of the financial advice and support available to them whilst studying at the University of Brighton.

6 useful facts about UoB Apprentices

All apprentices enrolled on a full time higher or degree level apprentice programme

  • Can be treated as exempt from paying Council Tax

The same rules apply to apprentices as other full time students ie if they live in a household comprising solely of full time students, the whole household is exempt or if they live with just one other person over 18 who not a student, they get 25% discount etc.

Apprentices may need to obtain a Council Tax exemption letter from the Student Information Desk, depending on where they live.

Please contact the Student Advice Service if you have a question about anything money related, including DWP Benefits, or have a look at the Apprentices factsheet for more general Apprentice information and FAQs.

We are here to help anyone currently enrolled on a course, or anyone thinking about an Apprenticeship pathway in the future

Best wishes

Student Advice Service


Helen Abrahams • February 5, 2020

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  1. Loretta Pinna October 21, 2020 - 12:44 pm Reply

    my query is r: council tax. Many apprentices on the OT apprentice course are getting conflicting info as to whether we get a discount on council tax, some say we are not eligible.
    Could you please let me know. many thanks, Loretta

    • Helen Abrahams October 21, 2020 - 3:35 pm Reply

      Hi Loretta

      Thanks for the comment. Please can you confirm the full title of the course which you are studying and whether the mode of study of full or part time.

      Kind regards

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