After all this hard work, she deserves some time to chillax, don't you think?
And speaking of wiggle room... my little booklet also says that the deadline to turn in a dissertation is two years from when the student finishes the second phase of the program... which, for me, was July 2006.
I don't know how serious they are about that deadline. If they are very serious, then you shall see me doing a whole lot of this. Just a lot louder and for a WHOLE LOT LONGER.