From 2015-2016, there was a 10% increase in combined extracurricular and college prep activity costs. Here are some tips to help off-set those costs:
According to Huntington Backpack Index, for supplies and extracurriculur fees for the 2016-2017 school year, parents can expect to pay per child:
Back-to-school costs continue to climb due to the spike in extracurricular activity fees, despite the slight decrease for classroom supplies. From 2015 to 2016, high school supply costs decreased 1.8%, while there was a 10% increase in combined extracurricular and college prep activity costs, primarily due to increasing sports participation fees.