Hosting an au pair is live-in childcare that makes financial sense, especially for families who have multiple children. Au Pair USA is a nonprofit organization and we strive to keep our program fees low and our customer service extraordinarily high.
Apply for free and let our expert Program Specialists help you match with one of our carefully screened au pairs. You don’t pay until you confirm a match with the au pair of your choice.
|Application Fee||$0||No fee to apply|
|Program Fee||$8,890||$2,500 Down payment due upon matching
$6,390 Balance due when your au pair arrives or according to our payment plan
|Domestic Travel Service||Varies||Due upon matching for au pairs not yet in the U.S.|
|SEVIS Visa Fee||$35||Due upon matching for au pairs not yet in the U.S.|
|Au Pair Stipend||At least $195.75
|Each week, on a day that you and your au pair agree upon|
|Education Stipend||Up to $500
|When your au pair enrolls in educational courses at an accredited post-secondary institution|
Au pairs must receive a weekly stipend from the host family that is at least $195.75 per week. The weekly au pair stipend is a minimum payment requirement and host families and au pairs are free to agree to compensation higher than this legally applicable minimum.
Take advantage of our easy payment plan option and spread your Program Fee Balance over six consecutive months. The first payment is due the day of your au pair’s arrival. This option requires a one-time financing fee of $290 due at the time of match.
We arrange the domestic travel for all overseas au pairs not being picked up directly from the Orientation and Training program in New York City. See destinations and fees.
If you match with an au pair who is already in the U.S., the Standard Program Fee will be prorated based on the number of weeks that are left in the au pair’s program term. A down payment of $1,000 is due upon requesting the match, and the balance is due in full upon arrival of the au pair to your home. Check with us if a payment plan option is available for the in-country au pair you choose.
The program includes the following services: