Stephanie Samples struggled to find the right major at UCF.
Her passion was theater and singing, but she wanted a stable paycheck. She stumbled in her science classes when she tried psychology and a health-related field. Finally, before her junior year at UCF, she chose graphic design – the right fit.
By then it was too late to avoid a problem facing a growing number of Florida university students who pay double tuition because they take credit hours above what’s needed to graduate.
About 3,770 students were charged about $2.35 million in excess credit-hour surcharges during the fall 2015 semester at UCF, University of Florida, Florida State and South Florida, school records show.