A new grant scheme to help more Cornish students go to university has been announced today (Thurs).
Around 4,000 students a year could get financial help with their living costs.
All students would be eligible for a £30 pre-paid card to help pay for books and travel.
Students whose families earn less than £42,500 could apply for an extra £1,200 to study subjects related to local industries, such as agriculture and the marine industry.
Those going to top universities could also apply for an extra £3,000 in funding.
The number of Cornish students attending university is 6% lower than the national average, and Cornwall Council says it aims to change that.
Cornwall A-Level student Charlotte Knight says the cost of higher education is limiting the choices she and her peers are making.
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The grants will run alongside new apprenticeship and work placement schemes.
£1 million has already been set aside to start the project. More will need to come from European funding and the private sector.
The idea still has to be approved by Cornwall Council's cabinet in September.