Associated Press 05-16-06 Budget Worries at Iowa's State Universities (AP) Leaders at Iowa's three public universities say they are once again being forced to turn to students to make up for a funding shortfall. And the schools are blaming lawmakers, who gave the universities a smaller increase than expected this last session. They had asked for $40 million in new funds and received $11 million. As a result, students in Ames, Cedar Falls and Iowa City may see a variety of higher prices when they return next fall - from bigger tuition bills to increased fees. Campus administrators say they will also look to trim costs by freezing the hiring of faculty and teaching assistants. They may also defer maintenance projects another year and cut programs to keep pace with inflation.