Between books, clothing, supplies, and other gear, the start of a new academic year can be hard on your wallet. To find new ways to keep costs down, we checked in with moms on Momster.com, our social network, to get their best money-saving tips.
Compiled by the editors of Family Circle
"I am a mom of a high school sophomore and junior and have gone back to college. For myself—and as the parent of future university students—I have found that buying books online has helped tremendously. Many professors now allow or even encourage students to use virtual books that you purchase and download to your computer. It's almost always cheaper than getting physical copies."