Did you try to open a 8917 in the Forms mode?
Also double check that the box did remain checked on the Student Info Wk form and see if there are any red items on that form.
For example when I just made one the box Was this person a student was not checked.
Once I filled all the boxes on the Student Info Wk I got it to work
Also see the Tuition Summary Form for another place to make the choice
Part III choose 3 Manual
Part II check column (d) for the deduction.
Let me know if that works for you.