Mid-life adults are joining young school-leavers in a rush to take advantage of the new Government's policy of one year's free tertiary education.
New tertiary education students wishing to have one year of free education are being encouraged to apply by December 16.
Chief executive of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) TIM FOWLER says there's more to consider than just attending the open days.
Pukehina's once flourishing school is making a last throw of the dice to try and stave off closure.
The sector has welcomed some targets of the tertiary education provision from this year's Budget but pointed out many gaps as well.