A National Assembly Committee is concerned about how much stress students are under in managing their finances and study.
The Finance Committee is asking the Welsh Government to closely monitor how many students are choosing to live at home because of financial pressures, and whether students are more concerned about living expenses than tuition fees.
The Welsh Government funds Welsh students studying in Wales or England but the Committee was told that information about the funding was inconsistent.
Jocelyn Davies AM said: "The committee is very concerned about the pressures students find themselves under...trying to study.
"It recognises the Welsh Government set up an independent review to examine these issues. I hope our findings contribute positively to that review."