I am international student, studying PhD in Electrical Engineering at UNC and just finished my first year. My employer gave me full scholarship to US. So, I have 6k monthly salary while they cover all tuition fee and medical.
I would like to take my time to finish it in 6 years. No rush as I am enjoying staying in US and very fortunate to have my children study here.
However, my advisor is pushing me to work harder, he plan to graduate me in four years. How can I tell him my opinion? I am afraid it will give him bad indication that I am not serious while I am interested to do good but at longer time.