The current student population at a college is \( 6700 \) students. If enrollment is projected to increase at a rate of \( 2.4 \% \) each year, what will the student population be in \( 8 \) years?
(a) Write the function for this growth model, using \( t \) as the number of years from present:
\( P = \) _____
(b) What will the population be in \( 8 \) years? (Round to nearest student)