Back to school shopping will cost more this year

Posted at 6:16 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 06:16:44-04

The new school year will here in a matter of weeks and with that comes back to school shopping.

Unfortunately, this year it'll cost you more.

According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, families with students in elementary through high school plan to spend nearly $700 for supplies. Nationwide families will spend $29.5 billion, that's an eight percent increase from last year.

The overwhelming majority of people will spend money on clothes, shoes and supplies, like backpacks and notebooks.