Dubbed the "brat race," the preschool application process can be quite competitive and, not to mention, expensive.

Even during this tough economic slump, parents are shelling out big bucks to apply to specific preschools. Some school applications range from $50 - $100 and that's the going rate in major metropolitan cities. If you're looking into more than one establishment, the fees add up! Larger cities are often more costly than smaller towns and private schools are known for their high fees, but what did you pay (if anything) for your lil one's preschool application?