Virginia Tech is offering some incoming students money to not attend the university for up to a year — a move that comes in the wake of an overenrollment crunch.
Tech's oversized freshman class, which is anticipated to have more than 7,000 students, would strain the infrastructure of the university and town of Blacksburg, officials have said.
In an effort to ease that, Tech is offering a group of 1,559 incoming, in-state freshmen in specific programs financial incentives to skip the 2019-20 school year in Blacksburg — or at least a semester. The university has budgeted $3.3 million for the program.
I know there is a lot of angst about this upcoming class and future growth at Tech.