Virginia Tech offering to pay students to take a gap year

Virginia Tech is willing to pay some incoming students to delay starting their freshman year to help ease the strain of over-enrollment.

The payment options include a $1,000 grant to in-state freshmen to take a gap year.

The school is also offering tuition reimbursement for taking classes at a community college for a year.

There is also an option of tuition-free classes next summer for those who skip the upcoming fall or spring semester.

Virginia Tech leaders say this class would be the largest.

The university has budgeted more than $3 million to pay for this program.
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