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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Division Coordinators

Note: The information in this section is designed for Division Coordinators who hire students for Federal Work Study (FWS) positions.

Need help? Contact the FWS program coordinator at You can also refer to the SDSU Center for Human Resources for more information about student employment and FWS. 

Learn about:

  • Definition of Division Coordinator
    Who is a Division Coordinator and what are the responsibilities of this position?
  • Writing job descriptions
    How to develop a job description and how to deal with changes in job responsibilities.
  • Posting, updating, removing a position
    How and where to post job positions, update, and remove old postings.
  • Payroll process
    How to determine and set hourly pay rates, deal with changes in pay rate, payroll and timesheets, how to monitor student earnings.
  • Hiring and terminating
    How to determine a student’s eligibility for FWS, schedule and conduct an interview, hire a student, and terminate employment.
  • How FWS funds are allocated
    Learn about how the U.S. Department of Education authorizes funding, how to monitor division and departmental allocation, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship support, maximizing or exceeding division allocation limits, request for an allocation increase, and consequences of unused funds.