The total number of people going to university could top half a million for the first time this year, the university admissions service Ucas said.
Record numbers of students are heading to university this year, with almost 400,000 accepted on to degree courses already.
Didn't get the grades you were expecting? You can still apply for university courses through a process called 'clearing'.
Jane Parry is lead tax partner at PM+M. Here she explains how parents can keep the cost of university funding down.