Law That Student Drafted Will Help Deployed Military

Legislation Legislation written by a student at East Tennessee State University to protect military personnel attending higher education institutions across the state was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam.

Devon Waldroff of Kingsport wrote the bill last fall while participating in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). The new law permits students serving in the military who are called to active duty the option to withdraw, even if the deadline has passed, or to receive a grade of incomplete, that will not affect the student’s eligibility to receive financial aid, scholarships and grants in the future.

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