How do I override the TurboTax Education Optimizer selection?
Generally speaking, the IRS only lets you take one education credit or deduction.
If you qualify for two or more education credits or deductions, the TurboTax Education Optimizer picks the one that gives you the biggest tax break.
To override this selection, search for letme (one word, no space) in your TurboTax program's search box. Select "Jump to let me."
This will take you to the Education Credits and Deduction screen, where you can switch to a different education credit or deduction, assuming you meet the qualifications.
(If you don't see "Jump to," make sure you're in your return. In the left column, you'll see "Tax Home," once you select it, you should see a screen that says "Take me to my return." Select that, and then follow the steps above.)