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US parents expect back-to-school costs to be higher than pre-COVID

The poll was conducted among 1,004 American parents

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US parents expect back-to-school costs to be higher than pre-COVID. Source: shutterstock.com

According to the Coinstar Back-to-School Survey, 84% of parents plan to send their children to in-person schooling this fall. The downside is many parents expect back-to-school costs to increase from pre-pandemic school expenses.

Indeed, about 4 in 5 parents plan to send their kids off to the classroom this fall with costs and emotions higher than pre-pandemic.

At the same time, nearly 9 in 10 parents (86%) are relieved or excited about kids going to in-person schooling while one-third (33%) reveal they are nervous.

Besides, 61% of parents expect back-to-school costs to be higher than pre-pandemic, 29% say about the same. 68% report spare change at home is higher or about the same versus a year ago.

The survey has found that 70% of parents are planning or will consider cashing in spare change to cover back-to-school expenses.

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