Hosting an au pair is an extremely affordable and rewarding childcare option for your family. Fees are assessed per family, not per child, so it is an excellent way to budget your childcare, while learning about an exciting new culture from your au pair. To better understand the costs of hosting an au pair, please read below.

Standard and Infant Qualified Program Fees
Whether you have infants, toddlers or pre-teens, we have au pair candidates to meet your specific needs. Our Standard and Infant Qualified programs are among our most popular options, and designed for children of all ages!


Program Fees - Standard and Infant Qualified Program
Fee Fee Amount Due
Application Fee: Waived for December ($350 Value) NA
Program Fee: $7,490 (See what discounts you might qualify for here: Host Family Discounts) Entire balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Click here for Payment Options.
Weekly Stipend: A minimum of $195.75 Paid directly to your au pair, on a consistent weekly basis
*a flight fee surcharge may be billed based on the requested airport by the host family
Au Pair Professional Program Fees
Are you looking for an au pair that has formal professional training? We sponsor many au pair candidates that have post-secondary degrees, or formal training in the teaching and medical professions. This program option is perfect for families that home-school or have special needs children.


Program Fees - Professional Program
Fee Fee Amount Due
Application Fee: Waived for December ($350 Value) NA
Program Fee: $7,990 (See what discounts you might qualify for here: Host Family Discounts) Entire balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Click here for Payment Options.
Weekly Stipend: A minimum of $225 Paid directly to your au pair, on a consistent weekly basis
*a flight fee surcharge of $0 - $800 may be billed dependent on the requested arrival airport
Pre-Match Program Fees
Have you already found the perfect au pair to join your family, but he/she hasn’t enrolled with an agency yet? We would be happy to sponsor him/her and assist with the visa process!


Program Fees - Pre-match Program
Fee Fee Amount Due
Application Fee: $350 At Time Of Application
Program Fee: $6,490 (Normally $7,490) Entire balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Click here for Payment Options.
Weekly Stipend: A minimum of $195.75 Paid directly to your au pair, on a consistent weekly basis
*a flight fee surcharge of $0 - $800  may be billed dependent on the requested arrival airport


Extension Program Fees

Are you currently a host family with Au Pair International? Extending families receive a special discount as a “thank you” for continuing to trust us with your program needs. Please contact us, to receive a quote for your extension year.

Additional Expenses To Consider When Hosting

  • Host families pay up to $500 per candidate, per year toward the cost of the au pair’s required academic course work.
  • Alternative childcare expenses during the au pair’s vacation. The au pair is entitled to a minimum of two (2) weeks paid vacation for each 12-month exchange term (prorated for periods shorter than 12 months). Au pairs also receive a minimum of 1.5 days off per week, and a minimum of one (1) full weekend off per month.
  • Car insurance if the au pair is allowed to drive a car owned by the family.
  • Room and board expenses