So one of the most important things about going back to school, is the shopping.
But is the economy making parents keep a closer eye on their wallets?
Denny Trease went looking for deals at Fayette Mall.
Shoppers say they are concerned things could still get worse, but all agree they shop for the best buys possible.
And if that means clipping coupons and searching for sales, so be it.
With the possibility of unemployment a threat to many families, some are doing their back to school shopping at Goodwill where much of the used clothing is like new.