Microcenter (a nationwide chain of stores) recently opened up a store on Route 20 in Paterson. They've had some nice deals, and I think one of the best that they have been advertising is a 2 GB USB drive for the price of $9. A year ago, these were $50 or more! For school purposes, a 2 GB USB drive should last you forever - it would hold approximately 40,000 (yes, forty thousand) average sized term papers.
Definitely worth the ride over, it's right next to the new Lowe's. Here is a link to their Web site, where you can get driving directions:
Microcenter's Paterson location