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College Pays Students Not to Attend

Ithaca College giving away as much as $10K to would-be freshman.

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    College Pays Students Not to Attend
    Brady McHale
    For 31 freshman at Ithaca College, delaying the start of the fall semester could pay off.

    Ithaca College is giving 31 students as much as $10,000 not to attend the school.

    The upstate New York college admitted 250 more students than it could support after it was faced with a decline in enrollment last year that forced the school to review its admissions policies.

    Though a temporary dorm, which cost 2.5 million to build, is helping alleviate some of the problem, the school still does not have enough room for the 31 students. The solution: Ithaca College is offering them as much as $10,000 to put off enrollment until next fall.   

    Ithaca had hoped to enroll no more than 1,750 freshman but found themselves with a class of 2,027 for this fall.

    Get more: Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times