BE THE INVESTMENT THAT FUELS WKU STUDENT-ATHLETES

Since 1965, the HAF has served as the financial lifeblood for WKU Athletics helping to fund the overall student-athlete experience at Western Kentucky University. 

Your donation matters

Donations through the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation go to support the overall experience for the student-athletes who represent WKU. Funds generated through HAF go to help offset scholarship funding and support the general operating budget of WKU Athletics.”

While it is true that support of the HAF offers an opportunity for priority seating, access to premium amenities & parking, and other special perks, as an investor in our Foundation, it is about more than just the benefits. Your support allows our students to be true ambassadors for the University – competing as CHAMPIONS in the classroom and in competition!

Investing in our student athletes

WKU Athletics prides itself on being the front porch to the University. Teams provide national visibility to our institution, enhance the collegiate experience, and impact our community.

Your investment in the HAF helps fund:

Student-Athlete Scholarships- tuition, room & board
Academic and Career Development Support
Coaches & Administrative Support
Program Operations
Facility Enhancements / Upgrades
Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Excellence

Donations through the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation go to support the overall experience for the student-athletes who represent WKU. The cost of the student-athlete experience at WKU has risen over thirty four percent in the past five years. Your support matters in delivering a world-class experience to our students and allowing them to give their best in competition and the classroom!

$ 0
tuition and fees
$ 0
Out-of-state tuition
$ 0
room and board
$ 0
books and supplies
$ 0
equipment
$ 0
medical insurance

average student-athlete cost

$24,546 - $39,856

Why your support matters

With support from the state lower than ever, every gift allows us to continue our success and gives the experience of a Western Kentucky University education to our deserving student-athletes. Falling well below the Conference USA averages for budget and student-fee allocation, WKU student-athletes have outperformed all other schools in the conference by bringing home 24 Conference USA titles since joining the league in 2014.

conference usa operating budgets by schools

Avg: $27,526,826

conference usa student activity fees by schools

Avg: $9,303,203​

(Two universities do not receive funds via student fees.)

conference usa championships by school since wku joined c-usa in july 2014

Avg: 9

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