Students at Iowa’s three state-supported universities could see a tuition increase after the Legislature approved funding below what the Board of Regents requested. The Regents met today (Thursday) in Cedar Falls, and Board President Michael Gartner says the Iowa Legislature approved an 11-million dollar increase in funding, while they’d asked for 40-million.

Gartner says that will create a problem in funding faculty pay increases and he says they have to find a way to do that. Gartner says administrators at Iowa State, Iowa and Northern Iowa will have to get creative. He says “We’ll get it done.” The Regents today asked their staff to look at proposals for coming up with more money for faculty salaries.