FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SLACKMAN DAVID S 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ASTA FUNDING INC [ ASFI ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
100 MOZART COURT
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/29/2020
(Street)
EASTPORT, NY 11941
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share  9/29/2020    D    14500 (1) D $13.10 (1) 0  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy)  $7.63  9/29/2020    D        30000    (2) 12/15/2020  Common Stock  30000   (3) 0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $7.77  9/29/2020    D        5000    (2) 12/13/2021  Common Stock  5000   (3) 0  D   
Stock Option (right to buy)  $9.57  9/29/2020    D        7500    (2) 12/18/2022  Common Stock  7500   (3) 0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 8, 2020 (as amended, the "Merger Agreement") among Asta Funding, Inc. (the "Company"), Asta Finance Acquisition Inc., and Asta Finance Acquisition Sub Inc., these shares were cancelled and converted into the right to receive $13.10 in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes.
(2)  Options were fully exercisable as of September 29, 2020.
(3)  Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, each tendered option was cancelled in exchange for the right to receive cash consideration equal to (a) the product of (i) the excess, if any, of $13.10 over the exercise price per share of the Company's common stock subject to such Company stock option multiplied by (ii) the total number of shares of the Company's common stock subject to such Company stock option, without interest, less (b) such amounts as are required to be withheld or deducted under applicable tax provisions.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SLACKMAN DAVID S
100 MOZART COURT
EASTPORT, NY 11941
X



Signatures
/s/ David S. Slackman 10/15/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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