The Council of Post-Secondary Education is expecting a statement from Western Kentucky University Wednesday.
The statement would describe how the school would cut $3.2 million from its $80 million state appropriation fund.
These possible cuts follow the 6% in cuts to WKU in the spring.
That time, cuts were mainly made to the school's central fund in addition to a downsizing in faculty and the removal of the men's soccer team.
Now, WKU has a new plan in place in the event cuts hit the Hilltoppers again.
"Just cut back a little bit on the athletics," says WKU freshman Audreu Edge. "It's important to WKU, but we're losing a lot of money on the football team."
Western Kentucky University students are weighing in on what they believe should and shouldn't be cut on campus.
"I feel like you shouldn't mess with sports or anything like that, like soccer," says WKU freshman Jasmine Kelly. "It may not be that popular, but that's how some people have gotten here."
"I feel like they spend a lot of money on the water and maintenance of the campus and maybe they can let the sports teams stay. Keep some of the sports funding," adds WKU sophomore Sarah Franklin.
School officials say cuts would be across all departments, though the enrollment rate would be hit hard.
That could mean the school wouldn't reach it's goal of having 30-thousand students by the year 2020.
"We will not be able to do that," explains WKU Vice President of Public Affairs Robbin Taylor. "The state funds are not there to support that kind of growth. The tuition funds will not be there to support that kind of growth. We will cap our enrollment at some point and focus solely on providing a quality education at this institution."
Today, the school has just under 20-thousand students, a number that may not change for a while.
"Currently, we have a strategic plan that calls for a lot of growth in programming and student services," says Taylor. "That's obviously not going to happen in this environment. The economic climate won't allow it. The university will still be the same quality experience. It'll just be a little smaller than we anticipated."
Taylor adds a cap on enrollment could end WKU's ten year reign as Kentucky's fastest growing university.
School officials are not sure if admission standards will be raised to help maintain the enrollment number.