Scotts strategy is based upon an uncomfortable truth: Fewer than half of undergraduates at public universities in Florida 44 percent now make their degrees within four years. Another 27 percent take 6 years to graduate.With undergrads investing about$17,000 a year for tuition, fees, books and living costs, the cost of those additional two years addsbuilds up. It increases the financial obligation load for students who must obtain to bankroll their educations. It likewise postpones them from joining the working world complete time. Scott computes the overall additional expense in tuition and other school expenses, together with lost incomes, at $100,000.