It’s about to cost more for the average student to attend Texarkana College.

The college board of trustees voted yesterday to increase tuition fees for the 2012-2013 school year.

The college of course has a much publicized budget deficit and recently approved shuttering the ahtletic departments at the local insitution.

College administrators and the board are going to ask residents of Bowie County to approve increasing the taxing district to cover the entire county in the November general election.

Former Texarkana native and T.C. graduate, Dallas Billionaire Ross Perot recently gave the college $1 million dollars and pledged another $4 million  if they reach certain fundraising goals.