Au Pair in America Program Fees

Au Pair in America program fees are based on a program duration of 12 months and the program option you select. Fees are per family, not per child.

For short term (under 12 months) au pair fees and availability, please contact Alex Ramirez at (800) 928-7247 ext. 5161 or email aramirez@aifs.com.

Please note: In addition to fees listed below, there is a $350 non-refundable application fee

2014 Program Fees:
Au Pair Extraordinaire Educare

Match Fee

$400 $400 $400

Program Fee
Annual

$8,045 $9,195 $6,895

Weekly Stipend*
Paid weekly/51 weeks

$195.75** $250** $146.81**

Average weekly cost

$361
(45hrs of weekly care)
$438
(45hrs of weekly care)
$290
(30hrs of weekly care)

View what is included in the program fees above.

** The weekly stipends for Year2 au pairs and all Au Pair Extraordinaires are stipulated by Au Pair in America and are as follows:

Year2 au pair weekly stipends - A limited number of Year2 au pairs will seek placement with a different family for their extension term. In these instances host families pay the published fee in accordance with the au pair's status as an Extraordinaire, EduCare or Au Pair applicant. The weekly stipend is currently $195.75 for the Au Pair program, $250 for the Extraordinaire program and $146.81 for the EduCare program.

Extraordinaire weekly stipends - First year Extraordinaire au pairs receive a weekly pocket money stipend of $250.

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*The minimum weekly stipend is established by the United States government based on a formula which calculates the federal minimum wage less an allowance for room and board. The stipend for Au Pair and for EduCare is based on the minimum wage law currently in effect. The weekly stipend for Extraordinaire is stipulated by Au Pair in America. As federal minimum wage law changes, weekly stipend changes.

Please note: Fees do not include the $350 non-refundable application fee or the educational allowance required of all host families–$500 for Au Pair and Extraordinaire; $1,000 for EduCare. The educational component is currently under review by The Department of State. You will be advised if there is a mandated change. Match fee is non-refundable unless Au Pair in America can not bring in the au pair.

A $35 U.S. government imposed SEVIS fee is charged for every au pair arriving to your home, except in circumstances where the au pair has transferred from one family into your family.

Excess airline fees: An additional fee may be imposed if air carriers levy increased fuel surcharges or new increased taxes after January 1, 2012.

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