NY College Offers Freshmen $10K to Wait a Year

Ithaca finds novel solution to over-enrollment
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2009 5:42 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Ithaca College faced flagging enrollment last year, so it loosened admissions criteria. But that backfired: The New York school admitted 250 students more than it can accommodate this year. Even after building a temporary dorm, the college still doesn’t have room for 31 of them, so it’s making them an offer: $10,000 to take the year off and start classes next fall, the Ithaca Journal reports.