The cost of college credits is so high, it’s hard to imagine that some au pairs don’t spend their entire Education allowance ($500) on meeting their education requirement.
In these situations, what should happen to the unspent balance of the Education allowance?
To be sure– I’m not suggesting that an Au Pair is “owed” the balance, especially if the Au Pair has done nothing to try to fill the requirement anyway. But:
- Should Host Parents give the balance in cash to the Au Pairs?
- Should Host Parents agree with the Au Pair to spend it to subsidize some other kind of learning, such as a vacation trip or museum fees?
- Should there be some other ‘good’ purpose on which the remaining balance is spent?
What do you think?