Parents plan to spend less on the supplies this year.
Despite higher prices for back-to-school needs, students and parents will spend nearly eight percent less this season than in 2012, according to a new survey out Thursday from the National Retail Federation.
The NRF says average back-to-school spending will be $635 this year, down from 689 last year.
The back-to-school drop comes despite a more than seven percent increase in the cost of school supplies.
With ways to save on this year's supply list, Katie Van Dyke, known as "Coupon Kaite" joined us in the 10News studio. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.