We pay generous expenses for each student that you host.   Amounts vary depending on how many students and how many nights but range from £99 to £280 for 3-4 nights.

How do I get paid?

We pay everyone by bank transfer on the second day of the stay.  We wait until the second day in case a student is ill and doesn’t arrive, or there are any other last minute changes.  In the case of a last minute change, we offer compensation to cover any shopping that a host might have bought.

Will this affect my pension or other income?

We pay you expenses.  Payments are not earnings and hosts are volunteers and not employed by us.  We pay expenses to cover food, fuel and wear and tear – it is to cover the additional cost of having a student stay in your home.  It is not therefore an earning and does not affect your other income such as pensions or tax credits.