Advancement Fee

Funding the Growth of the University

The University of Kentucky has an important responsibility to provide the education, research, health care, agriculture, creative and outreach programs that will serve and advance the Commonwealth. Donor support funds those initiatives every day.

To continue UK's progress, the university is implementing an advancement fee. Starting January 1, 2019, all non-endowed gifts will be assessed a five percent fee:

  • The University assesses a one-time fee on non-endowed gifts to support its advancement initiatives and those of the college(s) or program(s) to which the contribution is directed. 
  • The maximum fee assessed will not exceed $250,000.

Download the advancement fee donor's guide to learn more about the new fee and how it will support the university.