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If the idea of live-in child care sounds like the right solution for your family, your next question is probably, "how much does an au pair cost?" Au Pair in America program fees are based on a program duration of 12 months and the program option you select.
Fees and au pair salary are per family, not per child. When using Au Pair in America to find your au pair, cost will include a one-time match fee, a program fee, and a weekly stipend paid directly to your au pair. Use the graph below to calculate the total cost of au pair services for your family.
For short term (under 12 months) au pair cost and availability, please contact Alex Ramirez at (800) 928-7247 ext. 5161 or email email@example.com.
*Au pairs must receive a weekly stipend from the host family that is no less than the amount listed above and may not provide more than forty-five (45) hours of child care assistance per week in the Au Pair or Extraordinare Programs, or more than thirty (30) hours of child care assistance per week in the EduCare Program.
The required stipend must comply with all legal requirements, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and U.S. Department of State regulations. The
Department of State calculates these minimum stipends after accounting for costs associated with weekly room and board.
Note: Host families have the option to pay more than the minimum weekly stipend each week, but under no circumstance may the host family pay less than the
minimum stipend each week of the program. Au pairs may not provide more than forty-five (45) hours of weekly child care assistance (thirty (30) hours in the
EduCare Program), and the weekly stipend may not be reduced if the au pair provides fewer weekly hours.
The au pair minimum weekly stipend, room and board, education allowance and other program elements are subject to change based on any revisions to Department
of State regulations for the au pair program, or any other applicable laws or regulations. If this occurs, Au Pair in America will inform families.
Au Pair in America enrolls thousands of au pairs from 60 countries who enter the United States on a 12-month visa. Upon successful completion of the first year
they have the option to extend their stay for 6, 9 or 12 months. A limited number of these Year2 au pairs elect to extend their program duration with a different
family. In these instances host families pay the published match fee and the program fee is pro-rated pending the 6, 9 or 12 month extended stay.
Base program fees include:
* To maintain a uniform program fee for host families, au pairs and EduCare companions traveling to and from select cities pay a flight surcharge towards their airline cost.
Au pairs pay a program fee that, in part, covers screening and placement services, visa processing, resource materials and a portion of international flight costs from select gateways.
Additional au pair cost considerations:
Some of the things that can contribute to the overall cost of au pair services are not included in the Au Pair in America fees. The following should be considered by host families: private room and board, weekly stipend paid to the au pair/companion (see chart), automobile insurance, public transportation if not providing use of car, educational allowance towards tuition, and course materials.
Fees and the weekly au pair salary do not include 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.
Match and Program Fees The match fee is due upon selection of the au pair and is non-refundable except in circumstances the au pair is unable to arrive. The full
program fee is due 30 days prior to the arrival of the au pair/companion to your home unless the family elects to make payments through the Extended Payment Plan.
All program fees are payable by personal check or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Make checks payable to Au Pair in America or EduCare in America.
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