The former attorney general, who left office two months ago under a cloud of controversy, will give a speech later this month at the University of Florida.
The student newspaper, the Alligator, reports that Gonzales will be paid $40,000 for the Nov. 19 appearance, which was made possible by ACCENT -- the student-run speakers bureau.
That group is funded by students' activity fees. It's unknown if any students or organization are opposing Gonzales' speech, his first campus visit since leaving office Sept. 14.
ACCENT's Web site says it "brings controversial and influential speakers to the university, with the intent of further educating the student body, outside of the classroom, on current hot topics and controversies."
Gonzales' 2 1/2 year tenure at the Justice Department was marred in the end by scandals and investigations involving the politicization of the department and the yet-unexplained dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys last year.