Thousands of students in the west are about to start the next phase of their academic careers. And as well as coping with a new life away from home, many are facing the challenge of managing a budget for the first time.
Experts are warning students to stay away from payday loans which many poorer students are tempted by. As David Wood reports, the advice is to make a budget and stick to it.
A new grant scheme has been announced today (Thurs) to help more Cornish students get to university.
Four thousand students a year could get up to £3,000 from Cornwall Council to help with their living costs. All would also be eligible for a £30 card to help pay for books and travel.