There are calls for clarity around any increase in the number of college places.
It comes as extra places in high-demand courses will be made available for students this year.
Minister Simon Harris is expected to bring the plan to Cabinet next week.
It is hoped this will relieve some pressure on Leaving Certificate students.
Lorna Fitzpatrick is president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).
She told The Hard Shoulder extra places are likely to be seen in courses such as medicine, dentistry and law.
"It is very early days in terms of the plans... but I can see exactly why the Government are proposing this in terms of trying to reduce some of that stress and increase availability in some of those courses.
"But I think one of the key issues, I suppose, to be addressed alongside it is that not only making the spaces available is important, but making sure that the institutions are supported and resourced to be able to facilitate the additional student numbers.
"Also that the students themselves are supported as well in terms of being able to get through their education.
"And one piece I think is vital as part of this conversation is to make sure we're touching base with any placement providers or professional bodies that those courses work with".
"There is still an awful lot of clarity needed for students and for their families in terms of what it's going to look like.
"Some institutions are releasing information, some departments within institutions are releasing timetables.
"So we have instances where students from the one institution in different departments studying different courses: one knows their timetable and the other doesn't.
"And then in other institutions there's students who know that they may be required to be on campus a certain amount of hours per week - but they don't know if that's all in one day, spread over two days, spread over five days - it's still very unclear.
"It's very mixed at the moment, and that's causing an awful lot of stress and anxiety for people".